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Language diversity on the internet: an asian view

Mikami, Yoshiki and Abu Bakar, Ahmed Zaki and Sornlertlamvanich, Virach and Vikas, Om and Pavol, Zavarsky and Abdul Rozan, Mohd. Zaidi and Janos, Gondri Nagy and Takahashi, Tomoe (2005) Language diversity on the internet: an asian view. In: Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Paris, pp. 91-103.

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Abstract

Language experts estimate that nearly 7,000 languages are spoken in the world today (Gordon, 2005). In terms of of? cial languages, the number of languages is still large and could be more than three hundred. The United Nations Higher Commission for Human Rights (UNHCHR) has translated a text of universal value, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), into as many as 328 different languages. (UNHCHR, 2005). Among all the languages appearing in this site, Chinese has the largest speaking population of almost a billion, and is followed by English, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, Portuguese, Indonesian and Japanese. The language list continues to cover those with less than a hundred thousand speakers. Asian languages occupy six out of the top ten languages, and almost a half (48) of the top hundred languages.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:25801
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:13 Jun 2012 04:10
Last Modified:25 Jun 2012 07:49

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