Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Losing Language

Here's an article on language loss through social deprivation.  Consider the extreme hostility that immigrants often face when trying to function in a new country.  The overwhelming demand that they give up their native language and culture is hard enough for people who choose  to immigrate.  For refugees, who are not voluntary immigrants, this additional violation of self can be shattering.
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