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· March, 2011

Stories about Language from March, 2011

Macedonia: A Proofreaders’ Five Commandments

Guyana: Choosing Happiness

Cambodia: Use of Khmer language in the web

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” Launches

Malaysia: ‘Offensive’ Novel Creates Controversy

A recent controversy that has arisen in Malaysia is the issue of a novel used as a textbook for literature in secondary schools. Critics claim the book, which discussed the...

Mali : Internet and African languages

Taiwan: Problems with Chinese-language pedagogy

Côte d’Ivoire: The making of a new language

Mozambique: A Brief Analysis on Language Issues

Japan: Social Translation in Times of Crisis

When disaster struck on March 11, 2011, Japan was thrust into the center of attention. As inquiries, goodwill, advice, and donations pour in from around the world, citizens have stood...

Africa: African language Wikipedia update

India: The Dictionary – An Obituary

Taiwan: Social Media Makes Indigenous Voices Loud and Clear

Stories about the Taiwanese indigenous population's struggle for identity, sustainability and dignity are missing from the country's public sphere, as a result of relative social and political domination by the...

Russia: Maslenitsa Vocabulary

Nigeria: Jesus Film in Hausa

China: In Memory of Post-80s Trash Poet, Xiao Zhao

On February 14, 2011, 25-year-old poet Xiao Zhao ended his life by jumping off a bridge near his home in Hunan province. While the urban post-80s generation blogging star Han...

Macedonia: What About the Census?

A number of Balkan countries were scheduled to run a census this spring: Macedonia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Albania, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Filip Stojanovski reviews what Macedonian bloggers are writing about...

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