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Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small number of people. Some say that government should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that it would be a waste of money. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge. Write at least 250 words.
It is recommended to divert the taxpayer’s money towards the revival of less-spoken languages, while others feel that it is a futile move. Even though it is difficult to prevent language extinction, I feel the state has to spend some money to delay the process.
The reason why some opine that money should be spent by governments to enhance the popularity of dying languages is that no other organization would be as effective as the state. To be precise, the state has a well-organised system and the power to implement the reforms when compared to initiatives undertaken by individuals and small social organisations. Moreover, they feel that it is the responsibility of a government to preserve the native language, which has a very close relation to the culture of its citizens, from extinction.
By contrast, the opponents of this type of fund disbursement focus on the minimum effectiveness of any move to preserve dying languages. For example, as a part of the language preservation, a government has to spend money on various media, allocate special funds to schools and colleges, and provide incentives for those volunteers who are a part of the programme. Furthermore, not many governments can take a strong step against the intrusion of global languages into their territory. Unless and until this happens, the money spent on preserving less-spoken languages is just a waste.
In my opinion, the world is moving towards a uniform culture and as a part of it, many languages are seen voluntarily diluting into popular global languages. Therefore, there is little hope left for the less-spoken languages.
To conclude, though it is the responsibility of the government to prevent its native language from extinction, I feel it is less likely to happen. However, it is good to spend a small part of its budget in delaying the process.