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· July, 2012

Stories about Language from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Wales: Imagining the Welsh Language Web

For the 600,000 speakers of Welsh the Internet represents a galaxy of new opportunities to use and see their language. But what exactly is 'y we Gymraeg' - the 'Welsh...

26 July 2012

Global: A Marathon to Translate the Declaration of Internet Freedom

The Olympic Games are taking off in London, but Global Voices Lingua translators are also excited with another marathon: the Internet Freedom Translathon, a challenge to get the Declaration of...

23 July 2012

United States: Weaving Poetry on the Streets of New York

The most recent edition of the multimedia poetry series "El Tejedor" [The Weaver] features the work of Latin American and Caribbean poets in New York City.

21 July 2012

Wales: The State of Welsh Language Blogging

In the 1990s, William Owen Roberts, a Welsh author and playwright, remarked that writing in Welsh is akin to "writing on the edge of catastrophe". If that is the case,...

20 July 2012

Myanmar's Unique Naming System

Most Myanmar citizens do not have a family name. Ever wonder how they fill out forms which ask for both first name and last name or wonder what is the...

12 July 2012

#TwitterEnCatalà Provokes Tweets of Joy and Hate

Thousands of Catalan-speaking netizens celebrated the fact that Twitter finally speaks their language. The hashtag #twitterencatalà quickly became a trending topic in Spain.

9 July 2012

Puerto Rico: Bilingual Schools Revive Debate on Language

The government of Puerto Rico wants to gradually replace Spanish with English as the official language of education in the country's public schools. The measure has provoked strong reactions from...

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