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Stories about Language
17 April 2017
27 March 2017
"...I knew I had to propagate the Yorùbá heritage to the world and the cheapest and easiest way to do that is via the international network of computers."
23 March 2017
Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.
15 March 2017
20 February 2017
Local Language / Global Network: Designing Mobile Technology for Indigenous and Minority Language Users
Lessons from how Irish speakers are interacting with mobile technologies may provide insights for speakers of other minority and indigenous languages.
12 February 2017
One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.
1 February 2017
Dwelling on "fake news" can raise questions about the overall limitations of fact-driven reporting, but we see it as an opportunity as well.
31 January 2017
Openwords is a open-source language-learning app with robust lesson and course development features with the aim to be a community of language learners and teachers.
"Language work is the best thing I can do. Who wants to go out and do other things, when I can be saving our languages?"
29 January 2017
During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College
30 December 2016
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
29 December 2016
15 December 2016
The kanji for "gold" was selected by the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society based on the results of a nationwide poll. And now people are having fun with it.
9 December 2016
Bolivia's 37 official languages makes the country cultural and linguistically diverse. However, that diversity is not always seen on the internet.
27 November 2016
"Our mission is use information technology to preserve and promote Mali’s rich linguistic, material, and immaterial heritage."
21 October 2016
In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.
4 October 2016
The second edition of the Australian National Dictionary has an additional 6,000 entries from down under to help you learn the local lingo.
2 October 2016
"Why has the English translation ended up like this? This is offensive to elderly people and unacceptable coming from an international city."