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· July, 2016

Stories about Language from July, 2016

31 July 2016

Once, Students in the US Were Punished for Speaking Spanish. Here, They Are Honored.

This is Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, the National Spanish Spelling Bee.

Japanese on the Move: Life Stories of Transmigration

What is it like to call two countries home? What makes migrants move in the first place and how do they settle in a new society? Where do they belong?

26 July 2016

A School in Timor-Leste Is Fining Students for Speaking One of the Country’s Two Official Languages

Students "who do not speak the language,” the school's director says, are better off “remaining silent.” According to reports, students caught speaking any language other than Portuguese are fined.

21 July 2016

One Children's Song, Translated Into Australia's Many Local Languages

Rising Voices

Australia's children are being invited to translate a song into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages for an internet video competition promoting linguistic diversity.

11 July 2016

Learn Amazonian Languages With Apps Made in Iquitos

Rising Voices

The Peruvian Amazon is revealed as an area of great potential for the community of software 'developers' in the region.

8 July 2016

‘Talking Dictionary’ Transmits Language of Japan's Indigenous Ainu People

Rising Voices

An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.

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