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· September, 2008

Stories about Language from September, 2008

Afghanistan: Students on Hunger Strike

Blogger of the Week: Sami Ben Gharbia

This week's Blogger of the Week is none other than Global Voices Advocacy Director Sami Ben Gharbia, known for his dedication to the fight against oppression and censorship. Sami is...

Japan: Name of new PM poses challenge for Canadians

Russia: Trezvost'/Sobriety

Jamaica, Guyana: New Book

Deaf Awareness Week: Striving for Quality Education

On this second part of the Deaf Awareness Week posts (part one), we bring you a perspective on education for the deaf, and the different challenges it implies. First, from...

Japan: The changing value of knowledge

Ukraine: Critique of a Text on NATO Membership

Deaf Awareness Week: A different type of book signing.

Did you know that most deaf people who sign, consider sign language their first language and the written language as their second? I didn't, but thanks to the dozens of...

Taiwan: the need for mother tongue education

Ukraine, EU: A Closer Relationship?

The EU's plan to finalize an Association Agreement with Ukraine in 2009 was made public at the EU-Ukraine Summit in Paris on Sept. 9. The media and bloggers greeted it...

Blogger of the Week: Leonard Chien

Today's Blogger of the Week series introduces us to Leonard Chien, English-Chinese translator and interpreter from Taiwan, and a Lingua powerhouse for Global Voices. When asked what he would chose...

Slovakia: Common Phrases in Slovak

Japan: Hilarious Google translations

Turkey: “Armenian Istanbul”

Japan: Idiomatic Expressions

Russia: Getting the Message Through

Jamaica, U.S.A.: In Memoriam

Bahrain: Lost in translation

China: 2008 Internet Buzz Words Video

My mother doesn't know how to go online She looks very busy everyday She says the internet is no good Everything inside is very yellow and very violent Oh mama,...

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