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· July, 2010

Stories about Language from July, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Up Paramin Way

South Africa: Translation of Miriam Makeba's Hapo Zamani

Spain: First Online Galician Newspaper Closes Down

Bangladesh: The Quality Of English In Bangla Medium Education

Algeria: The Origins of the Berbers

Syria: A Sample of Syrian Proverbs

Panama: Slang and Colloquialism Dictionary

Philippines: Dayo and the Filipino Migration

Lebanon: “Looks like Beirut” Award

India: Indian English

Lebanon: Don't kill your language!

Japan: Basic English skills, a must for today's workers

Philippines: Discrimination Against Filipinos in Baltimore Hospital

Four Filipina staffers of the Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Baltimore City were recently fired from their jobs for speaking Filipino during their lunch break. Bloggers share their views...

Morocco: The Complexities of Language

Charlotte is an anthropologist who, for the past year and a half, has been conducting field work in Morocco. Her research is focused on "how the complexity of Moroccan society’s...

Kazakhstan: Kazakh blogs on national issues

Lately I have often seen posts about national problems in Kazakh language blogs. I am going to review some of them. Ainash Esali in a post titled “The government should...

Equatorial Guinea: Portuguese as its Third Official Language

Mexico: Technology Changing the Spanish Language

Europe: Multilingualism Video Contest

If you live in Europe, are between 18 and 35 years of age and can speak more than one language, then send in a short on multilingualism to an online...

South Korea: (iPhone 2) A Hierarchical Society Cannot Make an iPhone

Korean corporates who feel comfortable with hierarchical formation are facing an uphill battle with Apple's creative, horizontal network.

China: Proposal to use more Mandarin in TV provokes Guangzhou citizens

A recent proposal to use Mandarin instead of Cantonese in the TV news programs of Guangzhou, the capital city of China’s Guangdong province, has been strongly opposed by local residents....

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