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· March, 2009

Stories about Language from March, 2009

13 March 2009

Guyana: Thoughts on Immigration

Russia, U.S.: Peregruzka Perezagruzka

On March 6, in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov a small box containing a red "reset" button with the Russian word peregruzka...

12 March 2009

Kenya: The Big Language Dilemma For Kenyan Poet Bloggers

Kenyan poets, unlike artists, find it easier to write and perform in English as opposed to any other language. This would be closely attributed to what language enables them express...

Japan: On Twitter, nobody knows you're a bot

“On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.” -- The words of a well-known adage dating back to a New Yorker cartoon from 1993 capture the anonymity people generally expect...

Russia, Ukraine, the Balkans: Eurovision News

The controversy caused by Georgia's Eurovision Song Contest entry seems to be over (or, depending on one's perspective, has reached its climax), now that Georgia has decided not to take...