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· September, 2013

Stories about Language from September, 2013

“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

  27 September 2013

A former government official in Kazakhstan recently kicked a female flight attendant, reportedly because she did not speak Kazakh. The story has caused a stir on social media. Blogger Pivovar offers [ru] the most interesting and most widely shared Twitter posts on this incident, such as the one below: Казахстан-2013: бить...

China: Show Swords in Ideology Battle

  5 September 2013

The Chinese President Xi Jinping recently launched the party's ideology battle to take over opinion leadership in a meeting of propaganda officials. In the past few days, state-controlled media outlets echoed with Xi's call by using the phrase “showing one’s sword” in their editorials. David Bandurski from China Media project...

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Crowdsourcing Jamaican Patois

  4 September 2013

Global Voices talks with Varun Baker, the creator of the website Patwa.org, the first online audio dictionary for Jamaican's national language.

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