Stories about Language from July, 2014
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Authorities led him away from the TV studio on Friday just before his show went on air.
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.
Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.
Charles Liu from Nanfang.com translated a local newspaper's collection of Chinese people's embarrassing stories of speaking behind the back of foreigners who understand Chinese.
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...
Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.
Trending hashtag #IndianEnglish took a tongue-in-cheek look at how Indians have co-opted the English language and made it distinctively their own.