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· December, 2014

Stories about Language from December, 2014

25 December 2014

This Trailblazing School in Haiti Teaches Younger Kids in Creole, Not French

French has long been the language of education in Haiti, even though few Haitians actually speak it. A national movement is now pushing for instruction in native tongue Creole.

20 December 2014

Harrowing Tohoku Tsunami Stories, Translated Into English

The Kahoku Shimpo, a major newspaper in Tohoku, is publishing English translations of its unique first-hand accounts of the March 11, 2011 "triple disaster" with the help of Harvard University.

14 December 2014

They Don't Speak Spanish in the Philippines?

Some Latin Americans tend to think, based on lessons in primary school, that Spanish is spoken in the Philippines. Find out why that's not the case.

12 December 2014

What is Sinology?

6 December 2014

Spending Christmas Eve Alone? Japanese Has a Word for That

"At work a bunch of the junior staff were discussing their kuribotchi plans. 'And just what the heck is kuribotchi?' I asked with a laugh. There was an awkward silence."