June 27, 2011 2:30 PM

Hip-hop, texting may help save world's languages

In southern Chile, young speakers of Huilliche, a language that's in peril of extinction, produce hip-hop videos and post them on the Internet. Across the globe in the Philippines, teenagers think it' "cool" to send mobile phone text messages in regional languages that show signs of endangerment, such as Kapampangan.

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