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· February, 2014

Stories about Language from February, 2014

24 February 2014

Ukrainian Revolution Rattles Russian Nationalists

RuNet Echo

Russian nationalists worry Russian-speaking Ukrainians will be "derussified."

21 February 2014

Equatorial Guinea Moves Closer to Becoming Portuguese Language Country

Despite the blatant disregard for human rights still plaguing Equatorial Guinea, the door has been opened for the West African country's membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Celebrating Netizens Who Blog in Nigerian Pidgin English

Nigerian Pidgin English is the country's "lingua franca, understood in all 36 states. Yet, you will not find a classroom in the whole country that teaches it"

Interview With Fula-Language Blogger Balde Mamadou Tafsir for Mother Language Day

Rising Voices

Interview: African culture and languages researcher Balde Mamadou Tafsir writes two blogs in Fula, his native language.

20 February 2014

Parlez-vous français? Learning French According to Global Voices Translators

The Bridge

Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.

17 February 2014

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

16 February 2014

The Hilarity of Murder Among Russians

RuNet Echo

Where do you draw the line between a joke and a death threat? That question has been on Russians’ minds this week, after a controversial tweet by blogger Alexey Navalny.

South Korea: Being Native English Teacher and Reverse Racism

7 February 2014

The French Expatriate Perspective on France's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

The immigration debate is taking center stage in the public conversation of France. French citizens living abroad have a different perspective on the issue.

4 February 2014

Blog Carnival Shows the Caribbean Some Love

Netizens from all over the Caribbean took part in a month-long blog carnival called e-Mas: "To the Caribbean, With Love", hosted by the online feminist collective CODE RED.

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