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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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This week in languages: February 9, 2018

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02/02/2018–09/02/2018 Headlines The Episcopal church in the Diocese of Washington, D.C. passed a groundbreaking resolution last week to stop using masculine pronouns and gendered language to refer to God. Per the resolution’s drafters, “Over the centuries our language and our understanding…

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This week in languages: January 12, 2018

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05/01/2018–12/01/2018 Headlines If you’ve been guessing it all along, yes, you’re right, fake news has been voted as the 2017 Word of the Year. Voters were members of the American Dialect Society, which comprised “lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers,…

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This week in languages: January 5, 2018

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29/12/2017–05/01/2018 Headlines Registration for The Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) 2018 in Gainsville, Florida is now open! From 18 June–20 July 2018, connect with academics, students, linguists, and indigenous language members to discuss community-based language documentation and revitalisation! Very exciting…

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This week in languages: December 22, 2017

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15/12/2017–22/12/2017 Headlines In an effort to combat bullying and discrimination, an increasing number of British schools are adopting gender-neutral language and policies. These include more liberal uniform policies and the use of non-gendered terms such as “pupils” rather than “boys…

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