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This week in languages August 18, 2017

by on August 18, 2017

This week’s round up compiles language news from the last fortnight. 04/08/2017–18/08/2017 Headlines Fascinated by science but terrified of its jargon? Fear not, for a free online programme called the De-Jargonizer has recently been created. The De-Jargonizer is capable of coding…

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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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