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· May, 2019

Stories about Language from May, 2019

‘Big tech companies won’t solve the problem for us. We can do it ourselves.’

My 92 year old grandfather, like Nigerians of his generation, can read and write in Yorùbá. But since they are not 'literate' in English, they are digitally excluded.

In Hong Kong, the sexual connotation of Ikea's new tofu ice cream ad creates controversy

"[The ad] generates the image of a woman wishing for her body to be eaten like tofu."

The road signs that stirred up Albania-Greece relations yet again

Authorities have stated that the signs violated legislation regulating the order, size, and font in which Albanian and minority languages should be displayed.

How the word ‘gender’ became a slur in Bulgaria

Homophobia and transphobia are widespread in Bulgaria, whose government has recently cozied up to the extreme right.

Running counter: An interview with a French publisher of Turkish literature

"Kontr is a publishing house, and a home where one invites the ones he likes, it is not a factory aimed at producing goods, labels or at making money."

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