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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Languages and Dialects disappearing



 

Scottish Dialect's Last Speaker Dies

Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday
 

In the tiny fishing village of Cromarty, on the tip of Scotland's Black Isle, the last speaker of the local dialect has died. Host Rachel Martin speaks with language expert Kelly McGill, about Bobby Hogg and his 600-year-old dialect.

Dialects and even languages are disappearing at a record rate, as mass media, mass transportation and the Internet reach into almost every corner and community in the world.

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