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· August, 2011

Stories about Language from August, 2011

25 August 2011

Kazakhstan: Controversy Over State Language Promotion

In early August 2011, the Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan developed a draft law to introduce some amendments into the state's language policy. It was quickly labeled by many observers...

13 August 2011

Comedic Fun with Japanese Hashtag Memes

Since Twitter introduced Japanese language capability for hashtags, the Japanese Twitterverse has turned into an oasis for wordplay.

10 August 2011

Egypt: The Unspoken Languages of the Streets

We as humans have a unique ability to communicate via spoken languages. However in a crowded and loud city like Cairo, we sometimes need more than spoken languages to communicate....

2 August 2011

Moldova: Attack on Journalist Causes Online Debate on “Language Issue”

An incident of violence against a Moldovan journalist has brought about active online discussions regarding the long-protracted animosities between the Moldovan majority and the small Russian minority in the country.

1 August 2011

Global Voices Podcast 2: Speaking Our Language

In this edition of the Global Voices podcast we talk all about language and the internet. The way we speak, write, gesture, code and communicate is such a rich topic...

Global Voices in Aymara: Preserving Indigenous Language Online

One of the newest Global Voices Lingua sites is also its first in an indigenous language, Aymara. This native language is spoken by more than 2 million people across the...

Portugal: Lusophone Communities “Have a Look” at the Center of Porto

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