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This week in languages: June 1, 2018

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25/05/2018–01/06/2018 Headlines There’s a body of research that points to the trend of low-income kids scoring lower than their more well-to-do peers on cognitive and standardised tests. But new evidence suggests there is a mitigating measure: learn another language. Researcher…

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This week in languages: May 25, 2018

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18/05/2018–25/05/2018 Headlines Will English remain the world’s favourite language for much longer? Robin Lustig claims that advances in machine translation will make a lingua franca unnecessary; the rise of China may mean Chinese takes English’s place; and the hybridisation of…

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This week in languages: May 4, 2018

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27/04/2018–04/05/2018 Headlines According to a recent study in the journal Cognition, it is nearly impossible to reach native-level fluency in any language after age 10. The good news, though, is that conversational proficiency is still achievable at any age, writes TIMES. Dr…

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This week in languages: April 6, 2018

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This week’s round up compiles language news from the last fortnight. 30/03/2018–06/04/2018 Headlines The Canadian National Film Board has launched an Indigenous Cinema website with more than 200 films directed by indigenous people available for streaming! The repository contains short-…

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This week in languages: March 23, 2018

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16/03/2018–23/03/2018 Headlines To save their native languages, lawmakers in Alaska have declared that Alaska is facing a linguistic emergency. A resolution has been passed for the commitment of resources to save “Alaska’s 20 indigenous languages”. The resolution is a response to…

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