Why There Are So Many Languages In The World

Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:11pm
Updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:17pm

There are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world — but why is that? And why do some areas have lots of languages and others just a few?

Researchers have been looking into all of this. Claire Bowern is one of them. She’s a linguistics professor at Yale.

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