Algeria: Language Revitalisation Opens Old Wounds

“Not everyone welcomes language revitalisation efforts,” writes Lameen Souag from Algeria. “Apart from anything else, it often implies that a major decision taken by you or your parents – to speak to the children in a different language – was wrong, and, by increasing your exposure to the endangered language in question, puts you in a position where you can't help but notice that this decision's implications are nearly irreversible,” he explains.

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