Stories about Language from December, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sinology is still unknown to many people, as Isma Ruiz writes after attending the I International Congress of Sinology in Spanish, last June at the University of Tamkang – Tamsui, Taiwan. Although the focus was translation and interpretation of classic Chinese books, the necessity of learning a new language when...
"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."