“In America, there are many cultures, like the Wukchumni, whose stories, histories and families are connected through that language,” said Vaughan-Lee.
As these languages become extinct, people can lose these connections. Why do you think it is important to preserve languages? What connections do you think could be lost when a language, like Wukchumni, goes extinct?
Write at least ½ page responding to these questions. Feel free to add your personal experience with language. Such as language you speak to communicate with grandparents or parents, languages no longer spoken in your home for different reasons, etc.