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An endangered Indonesian language is looking for a comeback in NYC - Public Radio International

An endangered Indonesian language is looking for a comeback in NYC - Public Radio International | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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An endangered Indonesian language is looking for a comeback in NYC
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Rose and Alfrits Monintja outside of their home in the New York City borough of Queens.
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Obituary: Last Native Speaker of the Livonian Language Died Age 103

On June 5, 2013, The Times published a brief article on the death of the last speaker of Livonian, Grizelda Kristina, at the age of 103.
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Bad news for linguistic diversity.

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CAOC.cat - Cercle d'Agermanament Occitano-Català

CAOC.cat - Cercle d'Agermanament Occitano-Català | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Només et manca l'occità!

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Corpus Linguistics MOOC | Lancaster University

Corpus Linguistics MOOC  | Lancaster University | Linguistics | Scoop.it
A free online course designed to help those interested in the social sciences and humanities analyse language will be offered as Lancaster University’s first MOOC (massive open online course) in January 2014.

Via Pascual Pérez-Paredes
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I have just applied for it!

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Babel's curator insight, September 23, 2013 2:08 PM

A great free linguistic resource from @lancasteruni

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Why you should learn a dead language - The Guardian

Why you should learn a dead language - The Guardian | Linguistics | Scoop.it
The Guardian Why you should learn a dead language The Guardian "Fancy a grown man saying hujus hujus hujus as if he were proud of it, it is not english and do not make SENSE." Chances are that the genitive singular of hic makes about as much sense...
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Latin, for exemple is essential for the knowledge of Romance languages. But the study of Greek, Sanskrit or any other old language should be encourage as they are part of our cultural Heritage.

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Welsh Language Society warns of new direct action campaign - BBC News

Welsh Language Society warns of new direct action campaign - BBC News | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Language campaigners say they will start a campaign of non-violent direct action unless government policies to protect Welsh are put in place.
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allAfrica.com: Gambia: 'Languages Are Essential Part of Cultural Diversity'

allAfrica.com: Gambia: 'Languages Are Essential Part of Cultural Diversity' | Linguistics | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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David Crystal - Home Page

David Crystal's website. Crystal is well known for his books on Language. He writes on child language, clinical linguistics, creative writing, English Language, Internet Language, Language and Diversity, and Language and Education.


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Un autor de referència en lingüística de divulgació.

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Cursos d’aragonés « Centro Aragonés de Barcelona

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David Crystal - How is the internet changing language today?

How is the internet changing language today? Global English with Professor David Crystal. Another innovative feature of Global - Macmillan's new course for a...

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Not only English, but many other languages are experimenting quick changes due to the Internet and mass communications in general. Languages are always evolving and this is part of their charm.

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Google working on voice-activated universal translator - CNET Australia

Google working on voice-activated universal translator - CNET Australia | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Google working on voice-activated universal translator CNET Australia The voice search software can learn and adapt to the user's syntax for more accurate results; the more the user communicates with Google Now, the better the software becomes at...
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With a tool like this, we will be able to communicate globally regardless of our mother tongue.

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