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· August, 2021

Stories about Language from August, 2021

Blogger gets prison sentence for branding Kazakhstan's language policies “russophobic”

According to Taichimbekov, the Kazakh state has been "sourcing Russian individuals who speak out in favor of banning Russian television, banning Russian language, excluding it from the Constitution."

France's regional languages, patois, dialects: what was that again?

In that sense, the so-called "regional" languages area also minority languages in terms of their number of speakers, and even 'minoritised' by the fact of their historical marginalisation.

The decline of Occitan: A failure of cultural initiatives, or abandonment by the state?

A setback for Occitan, spoken by more than half a million people in France, due to failed cultural initiatives or to the policy of the French State?

From Mexico to Australia, Indigenous youth reimagine the internet for their languages

The internet plays a role in imposing hegemonic language, but young people are using it to carve space for their languages.

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