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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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This week in languages: March 17, 2017

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10/03/2017–17/03/2017 Headlines Think English dialects are dying? Think again. The Guardian‘s Pamela Duncan and Josh Holder write about the myth of the decline of English dialects in the face of Standard English and how the Evolving English WordBank—which captures Englishes of the world—proves these dialects…

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This week in languages: March 3, 2017

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24/02/2017–03/03/2017 Headlines Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico, USA have created a programme to provide students with a bilingual Spanish-English education from pre-kindergarten to university! The new programme—which is looking to hire more bilingual teachers—is expected to groom “students who will be much…

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This week in languages: February 17, 2017

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10/02/2017–17/02/2017 Headlines This week in wearable language tech: Semstone, an artificially-intelligent pendant that takes notes, records voice memos, upload data (unfortunately only iPhone-capatible), and transcribe them for you, has launched on Kickstarter. The wearable necklace pendant / collar clip / wrist band pendant…

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This week in languages: January 20, 2017

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13/01/2017–20/01/2017 Headlines Researchers in Hanyang University in Seoul led a study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, to determine how much of their birth language babies recall, in spite of moving to another country in early life. The BBC reports on the study conducted…

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This week in languages: January 13, 2017

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06/01/2017–13/01/2017 Headlines Calling all emerging translators! Asymptote has launched the third edition of their international translation contest called Close Approximations with a top prize worth USD 1,000 and a feature in their April 2017 issue. Two runners-up also stand to win USD 250. Deadline: 1…

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