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· September, 2012

Stories about Language from September, 2012

Urban Malaysian Dictionary

  30 September 2012

Amir Muhammad's Urban Malaysian Dictionary features commonly used words in urban Malaysia. The online project started in 2008.

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Russia: Ridiculing the Winter Olympics Slogan

RuNet Echo  29 September 2012

The just-announced slogan of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (“Hot. Cool. Yours.”) has spurred a brief episode of merrymaking on the RuNet. At first that may seem surprising, while the English version of the slogan may sound slightly confusing and a bit corny, it isn't particularly rich fodder for jokes or double entendres.

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Bringing the Venezuelan Literature Boom to English Speakers

  18 September 2012

In the first part of a two-part interview, blogger Guillermo Parra shares his experience with Venezuelan literature, social media, and the encouragement he has received from Venezuelan readers to publish some of his translations of the work of poet Jose Antonio Ramos Sucre into English.

China: Political Lexicon

  11 September 2012

Qian Gang looks into the political lexicons since the 11th National Congress to show the power plays within the Chinese Communist Party.

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Young People, Technology and the Welsh Language

  7 September 2012

An increase in the percentage of young people able to speak Welsh has coincided with some profound technological transformations. While the presence of the Welsh language in these technologies will not by itself save the language, an absence of the language will surely damage it in the eyes of young people.

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