· May, 2009

Stories about Language from May, 2009

Algeria: Berber, Arabic or French?

Algerian linguist Lameen Souag asks: “The key issue in Algerian linguistic politics – substantially overshadowing the question of the role of Berber – is what should be the language of bureaucracy and education: Standard Arabic (the official language, and the primary pre-colonial language of literacy for all Algeria) or French...

China: Blogging with Tibetans

  1 May 2009

A blogging adventure for the summer, David Gibson is finishing preparations to travel to southwestern China's Sichuan province, where he will spend the following months living among Tibetan communities there and learning the language.