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· October, 2008

Stories about Language from October, 2008

Slovakia: Google Now Translates From Slovak

Trinidad & Tobago: Book of the Week

Jamaica: See Me, Come Live With Me

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 2

On the first article of this series, we searched Brazilian websites that could tell us some stories about the haunts and the mythical beings of Brazilian folklore. Now, in the...

Lebanon: Arabic Names

Bahrain: Naked truth?

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Joe the Metaphor?

Hong Kong: Teaching English

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1

The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira,...

Korea: Hangeul Proclamation Day

On the 9th of October, the day to celebrate the creation of the Korean writing system [Hangeul] returned. Since it was canceled as a national holiday, every year there has...

Lusosphere: The origins of the American Banjo in Africa

Japan: Verbal gaffs and Japanese politics

Kazakhstan: Language, Economics and Foreign Policy

The Kazakhstani authorities have again brought up the issue of state language. Kazakh language has been heavily depreciated in the Soviet times against the background of inculcation of Russian language....

Barbados, U.S.A.: Sorry, I Misspoke

Jordan: On Madrassas

Syria: Selma Hayek – Lebanese or Lesbian?

China and U.S: Mischievous dubs

Russia: “Alice in Wonderland” in Swahili

Jamaica: Raising the Bar

Guyana, U.S.A.: On Mavericks

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