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· September, 2012

Stories about Language from September, 2012

Urban Malaysian Dictionary

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

Russia: Ridiculing the Winter Olympics Slogan

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...

Ukraine: Localized ‘Yes-butno’ Meme Highlights ‘Most Popular Stereotypes’

The Yes-butno meme "created to break assumptions and stereotypes that everyone makes about various cultures, genders, sexualities, etc", has gone viral on the Ukrainian segment of Facebook, thanks to Lviv-based...

Albania: Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival

The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2012 opens in Tirana today. This is the third time that the festival is being held; this year's theme is “TALK TO ME...

Bringing the Venezuelan Literature Boom to English Speakers

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...

Russia: Online Poetry's Vehement, Apolitical Politics

It's no surprise that a result of Russians' widespread interest in poetry is that there are plenty of online communities dedicated to its production and consumption. Stihi.ru, with a user...

Nigeria: Lagos Students To Learn Mandarin in Public Schools

China continues to deepen her presence in Africa as students in Lagos will now learn Chinese.

China: Political Lexicon

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

Russia: Top Opposition Blogger Investigated for Ethnic Extremism

According to documents published online, police in Volgograd are investigating one of blogger Aleksei Navalny's newest crowdsourcing projects, the "Good Machine of Truth," for possible ethnic extremism in its propaganda...

Young People, Technology and the Welsh Language

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...

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