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· October, 2010

Stories about Language from October, 2010

Georgia: Teach and Learn English

  24 October 2010

Dream is Destiny [GE] posts the addresses of the blogs established by some of the 350 native English-language speakers documenting their stay in Georgia as part of the new official policy to have English replace Russian as the second-language spoken by its citizens.

Guyana: How Time Passes

  18 October 2010

The Signifyin’ Woman takes comfort in Guyanese poet Martin Carter's “startling look at how time can be measured” as she mourns the sudden passing of her sister.

Latvia: General Elections

  6 October 2010

Reactions to the outcome of the Oct. 2 general election in Latvia -at Baltic, Failed State Latvia?, and All About Latvia. Itching for Eestimaa writes about the New York Times’ coverage of the Latvian election and the Baltic region in general.

Translator of the Week: Haifa Alrasheed

Haifa Alrasheed is a Saudi blogger who both writes for Global Voices Online and translates for Arabic Lingua. Haifa's choice in the articles she translates for Lingua has always interested me, so I took the opportunity to interview and learn more about her.

Jamaica: A Writer's Influences

  1 October 2010

“Some Caribbean writers still argue whether a Caribbean literary tradition exists. Dub Wise posits the continuation of that tradition…”: Geoffrey Phlip blogs about his influences for his latest book.

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