Explained answer of lost for words

Question 1-4:
1. „isolation‟ (para 3, line 1: “Isolation breeds linguistic diversity”)

2. „economic globalisaition/globalization/socio-economic pressure‟ (para 5, line 12-14:
“University of Chicago, argues that the deadliest weapon is not government policy but
economic globalization”)

3. „cultural identity‟ (para 7, line 3-5: “the next century. But a growing interest in cultural
identity may prevent the direst predictions from coming true”)

4. „traditional skill‟ (para 7, line 21-27: “California, „apprentice‟ programmes have provided
life support to several indigenous languages. Volunteer „apprentices‟ pair up with one of
the last living speakers of a Native American tongue to learn a traditional skill such as
basket weaving, with”)

Question 5-9:
5. E (para 7,line 6-9: “The key to fostering diversity ls for people to learn their ancestral
tongue, i as well as the dominant language,‟ says Doug Whalen, founder and president

6. B (para 7, last 6 lines: “to the next generation. But Mufwene says that preventing a
language dying out is not the same as giving it new Life by using it every day.
„Preserving a language is more like preserving fruits in a jar,„ he says.”)

7. D (para 6, last 6 lines: “instance,‟ Pagel says, and this could affect our thoughts and
perceptions. „The patterns and connections we make among various concepts may be
structured by the linguistic habits of our community‟ “)

8. C (para 4, last 7 lines: “ier society, says Nicholas Ostler, of Britain„s Foundation for
Endangered Languages, in Bath. „People lose faith in their culture,„ he says. „When the
next generation reaches their teens, they might not want to be induced into the old

9. B (para 6, first 5 lines: “Language is also intimately bound up with culture, so it maybe
difficult to preserve one without the other. „If a person shifts from Navajo to English,
they lose something,‟ Mufwene says.”)

Question 10-13:
10. NO (para 1, line 3-10: “the American southwest, the native language is dying. Most of its
speakers are middle-aged or elderly. Although many students take classes in Navajo, the
schools are run in English. Street signs, supermarket goods and even their own
newspaper are all in English. Not surprisingly, linguists”)

11. YES (para 1, last 4 lines: “English. Not surprisingly, linguists doubt that any native
speakers of Navajo will remain in a hundred years„ time.”)


13. YES (para 7, first 3 lines: “So despite linguists‟ best ef

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