Stories about Language from September, 2019
A professor's self-immolation puts the spotlight on the fragile future of Russia's minority languages
Many people discussing Razin's death seem bewildered that anyone would use minority languages in daily life, let alone die for them—an attitude by no means limited to Russia.
Oromo clerics say the EOTC expects Oromo churchgoers to worship in Ge’ez, the church’s liturgical language, or Amharic, the working language of Ethiopia's federal government.
Myanmar hopes to complete its migration from its use of Zawgyi font to the adoption of a unified system of fonts that conform to the international standard called Unicode.
"Central Asian literature is still exotic; people appreciate its rareness more than its literary merits. I want readers to move away from thinking 'how unusual!' to thinking 'how beautiful!'"
"When there are no more survivors to talk about what happened, we still need to learn and teach and talk about it on their behalf.”