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· December, 2013

Stories about Language from December, 2013

15 December 2013

The Fake Interpreter at Mandela's Memorial Service

The Mandela memorial sign-language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, didn’t use any known sign language. He is now known all over the world as the "Fake Interpreter".

14 December 2013

The Caucasus Network: In Blogs, Russian is the Common Language

No indigenous languages dominate any of the blogging platforms in the North Caucasus. Even the forums dedicated exclusively to local issues operate in Russian.

10 December 2013

Introducing the Blogosphere of Russia’s North Caucasus

RuNet Echo

Our new study explores the people and culture of the blogospheres of Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Ossetia.

9 December 2013

Ukraine: Translators Organize on Facebook to Provide Live #Euromaidan Updates

Facebook in Guarani: What is Facebook Doing in Paraguay?

What is Facebook looking for in a market of just 6.9 million inhabitants? Gabriela Galilea talks with Laura Gonzalez Eestéfani, Facebook's Director of Latin American Growth.

7 December 2013

China Downplays English-Language Education With Series of Reforms

"How many Chinese have been hurt by the English education? It should have been abolished long ago."

6 December 2013

Top 4 Buzzwords that People in Japan Couldn't Stop Saying in 2013

"Imadesho", meaning "how 'bout now?!", and "baigaeshi", meaning revenge, are at the top of the list of popular buzzwords in Japan this year.