Between the lines of the first sentence in this article is the suggestion that English is also endangered. Do they not have editors at the NYT?
…by the end of the century, linguists predict, half of the world’s languages will be dead, victims of globalization. English is the major culprit, slowly extinguishing the other tongues that lie in its path. Esther Allen, a professor of modern languages at Seton Hall University, calls English “the most invasive linguistic species in the world.” Spanish and Hindi are also spreading, subsuming the dialects of South American Indians, and of the Indian subcontinent. In the next two weeks, however, some of these endangered idioms can be heard at two international literary festivals that celebrate languages big and small, as well as the power and resilience of words themselves.
Wise, if sad, ending to the piece.