Stories about Language from October, 2015
Conducting open-source research is especially challenging when you don't speak the language of your research topic. Thanks to the Internet, however, even these obstacles don't make it impossible.
Joy Diaz speaks English and Spanish. When she met her daughter's Arabic-speaking teacher, she realized how many Arabic words she also knows.
In Beirut, most people don't just speak one language, but a mix of three: English, French and Arabic. It's what many in Beirut call Lebanon's mother tongue.
US-born Yowei Shaw speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her Taiwanese grandfather speaks virtually no English. She's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.