Linguistic Diversity and Endangered Languages in the European Union

If language is being ceased when using it can create a huge danger to language. As a lot of communication domains can be reduced by increasingly used of language. Moreover, language is something that is often passed to one generation from the next generation. That is there are no children, adults or new speakers. Moreover, one of the significant developments of the human race is languages. It is also one of the methods of communication. It involves different beliefs and values. Often a window on various methods of perceiving about the world. There are many different languages in Europe that are under the threat of getting endangered.

One of the significant parts of the identity of Europe is cultural and linguistic diversity. It is also one of the key assets, a challenge, a wealth and a shared heritage to Europe. It also refers to the promotion of less widely used languages of Europe. As a significant contribution to multilingualism is represented by these languages in Europe. In addition, it is widely agreed that one of the extremely rich parts of the cultural heritage of Europe is languages. As identity is often expressed by languages and a link between the speakers of a particular language with their future, present, and past is provided by language. Along with this there is also great deal of knowledge about the human experience and the world embedded within languages. As the knowledge may get lost, if extinction of languages is happening.

Thereby multilingualism and bilingualism are referred to as assets in terms of innovation and creativity. The cognitive skills of individuals who have the capability of communicating in more than one language fluently are regarded as highly important. It also has been shown by the research that such individuals are also quite habitual of dealing with the communications’ sensitivities, creativity, and divergent thinking. In today’s world, there are around seven to six thousands of languages spoken. Whereas around four percent of the languages of the world are spoken by around ninety-seven percent of the people of the world. Similarly, around ninety-six percent of the languages of the world are spoken by three percent of the individuals of the world. Whereas, only three percent of the languages of the world are indigenous to Europe. Along with this, there are around one hundred and twenty-eight languages throughout the European Union that are perceived to be endangered.