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Breaking through: How sign language classes became 'a miracle' for this Newfoundland mom | CBC News

Breaking through: How sign language classes became 'a miracle' for this Newfoundland mom | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
As sign language classes spread along Newfoundland's west coast, the lessons aren't just benefiting the deaf and hard of hearing.
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Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time ·

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time · | Language | Scoop.it
"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."
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New Brunswick's linguistic divide is a microcosm of Canada

New Brunswick's linguistic divide is a microcosm of Canada | Language | Scoop.it
New Brunswick’s language politics have vaulted ahead of its teetering economic crisis to potentially become the central political issue in 2019.
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Cree language teachings give kids in Pinehouse the gift of communication with elders | CBC News

Cree language teachings give kids in Pinehouse the gift of communication with elders | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
A recently implemented Cree language program is making a big difference at the Pinehouse elementary school.
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How to learn a new language: Expert advice for acing your New Year’s resolution - National | Globalnews.ca

How to learn a new language: Expert advice for acing your New Year’s resolution - National | Globalnews.ca | Language | Scoop.it
Learning a new language can be an ambitious but rewarding New Year’s resolution — especially if you’re learning it for love.
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Services for francophone newcomers in limbo as groups compete for funding | CBC News

Services for francophone newcomers in limbo as groups compete for funding | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
In October, Immigration Canada pulled funding from Centre d'accueil et d'établissement du nord de l'Alberta which offers employment services to francophone newcomers.
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UBC updates Indigenous peoples language guidelines

UBC updates Indigenous peoples language guidelines | Language | Scoop.it
UBC has recently partnered with the First Nations House of Learning to update its language guidelines for referring to Indigenous peoples and cultures.
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'Proud of my culture': Thousands protest French-language service cuts | CBC News

'Proud of my culture': Thousands protest French-language service cuts | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
Thousands of people waved protest signs outside Ottawa City Hall Saturday afternoon to protest the Ontario government's cuts to French-language services.
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Coming Dec. 4: La Conversation Canada

A unique model of journalism based on academic research and fact-based analysis will now be published in both of Canada's official languages
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Canadian study finds funniest words in English language | Lifestyle from CTV News

Upchuck, bubby and boff are three of the funniest words in the English language, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.
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LETTER: Language matters | Letter-To-The-Editor | Opinion | The Telegram

LETTER: Language matters | Letter-To-The-Editor | Opinion | The Telegram | Language | Scoop.it


There have been many stories recently using the term “refugee,” from the inappropriately named “migrant caravan” to the local program matching “refugees” and opportunities for farming.

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Canada francophones gear up for fight over education, rights | World | thenews.com.pk | Karachi

Canada francophones gear up for fight over education, rights | World | thenews.com.pk | Karachi | Language | Scoop.it
OTTAWA: A French-language university cancelled by Ontario’s government this month has kindled the passions of Canada’s francophone minority, who are set to replay their historica
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Does your Twitter language mirror national stereotypes?

Does your Twitter language mirror national stereotypes? | Language | Scoop.it
A new study examined the Twitter language used in almost forty million tweets, and suggests that they mirrored Canadian and American national stereotypes.
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Language commissioner wins right to intervene in paramedic hiring case | CBC News

Language commissioner wins right to intervene in paramedic hiring case | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
New Brunswick’s official languages commissioner has been given a legal green light to intervene in a contentious court case involving Ambulance New Brunswick’s bilingual hiring practices.
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Lachute-area mayors decry move to remove English signs from hospital | CBC News

Lachute-area mayors decry move to remove English signs from hospital | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
In the next couple of weeks, all traces of English will be removed from hospital premises — a move that's drawn the ire of both anglophone and francophone mayors in the region.
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Why ‘indigenous’ should be word of the year – from Canada to Hong Kong, it is time aboriginal peoples are heard | Post Magazine

Why ‘indigenous’ should be word of the year – from Canada to Hong Kong, it is time aboriginal peoples are heard | Post Magazine | Language | Scoop.it
A fortnight into 2019, the UN has already declared it the International Year of Indigenous Languages, but there is more to it than that
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Syrian hopes Canadian Blood Services will ease strict language requirements for donors | CBC News

Syrian hopes Canadian Blood Services will ease strict language requirements for donors | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
Sam Nammoura of Syrian Refugee Support Group Calgary says the group had heard from Canadian Blood Services that the holidays are some of the slowest days for donors, so 23 showed up to donate.
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LFP Longform: Ontario has slashed French services. How deep will other cuts go?

LFP Longform: Ontario has slashed French services. How deep will other cuts go? | Language | Scoop.it
Johanne Mayer Hyland’s hatpin makes a powerful point.
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Canadian study finds that the word used most often in American tweets is 'sh*t' - Washington Times

Canadian study finds that the word used most often in American tweets is 'sh*t' - Washington Times | Language | Scoop.it
In an epic study of "national character stereotypes" in America and Canada as reflected on social media, language patterns and other sources, a Canadian research team has a telling finding.
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Lise Ravary: Franco-Ontarians shouldn’t be underestimated

Lise Ravary: Franco-Ontarians shouldn’t be underestimated | Language | Scoop.it
Doug Ford seemed unaware of the community's past victories against the hated Regulation 17 and in defence of the Montfort Hospital.
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Make bilingual education mandatory

Make bilingual education mandatory | Language | Scoop.it
In a country that has become an eclectic melting pot of cultures, people and languages, children should be immersed in bilingualism from an early age.
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Speaking Indigenous Languages Finally Welcome In Canada's House Of Commons

Speaking Indigenous Languages Finally Welcome In Canada's House Of Commons | Language | Scoop.it
Many of these languages are on the verge of extinction.
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Motion to reinstate French language commissioner and French university voted down | CBC News

Motion to reinstate French language commissioner and French university voted down | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
A motion to completely restore French Language Services Commissioner and proceed with a French Language University in Ontario has been defeated.
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The English-Canadian media's selective outrage on bilingualism

To read English-Canadian media, you would think that Québec’s anglophones are under greater threat than the rest of the country's minority language communities. Why the selective outrage?
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The impact of climate change on language loss

Approximately 7,000 languages are spoken in the world today, but only about half are expected to survive this century. One factor contributing to this loss is climate change.
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