· July, 2014

Stories about Language from July, 2014

China: No More Cantonese Mother Tongue on Guangdong TV News

  14 July 2014

Despite the strong public sentiment against the language policy that marginalizes the Cantonese mother tongue in Guangdong province, Guangdong TV quietly replaced Cantonese news broadcast with Putonghua. How do people from Guangdong react to the change? See Charles Liu's translation from Nanfang.com.

Gmail Now Offers 71 Languages, From Afrikaans to Zulu

  9 July 2014

Google has added 13 new languages to Gmail, bumping up the total languages available in the email service from 58 to 71.  The new languages include Afrikaans, Zulu, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, and Sinhala. The tech giant, which rolled out the...