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This week in languages: June 9, 2017

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02/06/2017–09/06/2017 Headlines A new American Sign Language dictionary recognises something that most others don’t: Sign Language isn’t alphabetical! Naomi Caselli, a language and literacy professor at Boston University worked with a team from Tufts University and San Diego University to…

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This week in languages: June 2, 2017

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26/05/2017–02/06/2017 Headlines Thanks to generations of colonisation and state policy, the Iroquoian language of Mohawk (or Kanyen’kéha) has been experiencing a steep decline in the past few decades. On Thursday, Mohawk was spoken in Canada’s Parliament by Quebec Liberal MP Marc…

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This week in languages: May 26, 2017

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This week’s round up compiles language news from the last fortnight. 12/05/2017–26/05/2017 Headlines Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan’s Internal Administration Committee recently met for a preliminary review of a bill to officially recognise aboriginal languages as national languages and provide funding to…

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This week in languages: March 24, 2017

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17/03/2017–24/03/2017 Headlines Fish for You and Fish for Me was one of the winners of the South Slave Divisional Education Council’s (SSDEC) first Aboriginal Children’s Book Writing Contest in 2016. This year, the children’s book has been published in English, Cree, Slavey,…

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