Stories about Language from October, 2022
Overseas Chinese dissidents anticipate an endless struggle targeting different social groups in China.
Ladino or Judeo-Spanish is an endangered Romance language derived from Old Spanish, used by around 60,000 Sephardic Jews living in the Israel, Turkey, the Balkans, North Africa, and other former parts of Ottoman Empire.
The political rhetoric, which reflects the determination of the party to safeguard the single-party system with force, however, has become less and less appealing.
In de facto bilingual Moldova, russophone media Newsmaker offers independent coverage as an alternative to pro-Moscow media that influence a large part of the population, including about Ukraine.
Russians have to revert to language of allusions yet again if they want to continue anti-war resistance.
“We also speak Russian in Moldova, but don't want to have anything to do with the so-called Russian World”, says Moldovan writer Iulian Ciocan
Moldovan writer Iulian Ciocan explains how his country continues to negotiate its linguistic and literary identity between its neighbors Russia and Romania, as the war in Ukraine intensifies.
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