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International Mother Language Day 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International Mother Language Day 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Language policy and language politics | Scoop.it
21 Feb: @UNESCO International Mother Language Day, encouraging multilingual #education w/ spotlight on #science http://t.co/gxtyqlCBj2

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An 'English goddess' for India's down-trodden

An 'English goddess' for India's down-trodden | Language policy and language politics | Scoop.it
The low-caste Dalit community in India is building a temple to the English goddess to escape centuries of discrimination, BBC's Geeta Pandey reports
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The symbolic powerful image of the English language has become concrete in this community. But this is not far from reality in many other countries which have chosen English as the language to be not only taught, but worshipped as a real god(dess)!

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