I would welcome examples from diverse communities to explore how these communities keep in contact with members of their language and culture through modern technology. Does technology assist or impede linguistic diversity?
Some people say you can be German, Hungarian, Polish even if you do not speak German, Hungarian and Polish. What are the connections between ethnic identity and languages?
Some people argue that linguistic diversity is similar to biodiversity. Certainly there is a reason to maintain both, but is it a dangerous comparison?
Sometimes I ask myself- is it really important to learn the language that you no longer have around you? Why care really?.. there is English around anyway! You won't need Dinka to get a job- you ll need English..you won't need Dinka to take an exam. so.. really..? why do YOU need Dinka?
Do you need it?