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FBI makes arrests in Augusta sex trafficking sting | SI Wire

FBI makes arrests in Augusta sex trafficking sting | SI Wire | Social Factors Which Shape Language | Scoop.it
The FBI arrested five people last weekend in connection to prostitution and child sex trafficking in Augusta, Ga., the site of golf's celebrated Masters tournament, according to a report Wednesday from …
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Hawaii Pidgin The Voice of Hawaii - YouTube

Pidgin (or Hawaiʻi Creole) originated as a form of communication used between English speaking residents and non-English speaking immigrants in Hawaiʻi.[4] I...
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PatoisBible - YouTube

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Sometimes hearing the Bible in a familiar version loses its impact. Listen to the Bible like you've never heard it before - in Jamaican English. Turn on the ...
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List of last known speakers of languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of last known speakers of languages

Any language is determined to be an extinct language when the last native or fluent speaker of that language dies. There are some 500 languages out of a total of 6,000 being classified as nearly extinct because "only a few elderly speakers are still living".

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Tribute to Cochin Creole Portuguese

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Few people knew about the death of a language in Kochi recently: Cochin Creole Portuguese. Researcher Dr. Hugo Canelas Cardoso mourns the death of this language.
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▶ Julia's guide Willie Komani describes the Xhosa 'click' language - South Africa Walks - BBC Four - YouTube

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s6b6l Having tackled treks across the UK, Julia Bradbury embarks on...
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acorean university - Google Search

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Did you mean: korea university

 

Google does wonders at exemplifying my position on Acoreans being oppressed. When typing in acorean university, google then asks if I meant to type in "korea university". Saddly to say that there is much more to the Acores than its botanical scenery and volcanic healing baths.

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Sad indeed! This speaks volumes, doesn't it?
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PCHP to curate photographic exhibit on 60th anniversary of Portuguese immigration to Canada | Portuguese Canadian History Project | Projecto de História Luso-Canadiana

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A warm thanks to young men such as Emanuel da Silva who even though is of mainland descent, sees and appreciated the value and importance with the continuation of the Acorean culture. Da Silva's thirst in researching the Acorean language and directly assimilating it to their immigrant life has opened a chapter of social issues that the Portuguese have turned a blind eye to for the past 60 years.

 

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The "Blue Ocean" song by Eduardo Mourato

"The Blue Ocean" is an original song by Eduardo Mourato. This is the English version of his portuguese song "O Mar dos Acores". All images (by Cesar Pedro) a...
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Lia S. Costa's comment, December 5, 2013 9:48 PM
Eduardo Mourato is famously known within the general Portuguese community. To some he is viewed as a laughing stock for producing his love for this island with a thick Acorean Michalense dialect. While others appreciate for him producing music that represents him, his people and the culture. In my opinion, I appreciate what Mourato has put together and feel that he empowers the Michalense men of the island which bears much sadness and despair.
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v11 - Language Variation

Sounds like I'm having sound issues. I think my mic was off. 0:50 - William Labov. http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~wlabov/ 0:58 - Martha's Vineyard: Eldridge's Ma...
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v11 - Language Variation

Sounds like I'm having sound issues. I think my mic was off. 0:50 - William Labov. http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~wlabov/ 0:58 - Martha's Vineyard: Eldridge's Ma...
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UBC Okanagan professor Carlos Teixeira honoured by Azores government

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He's the toast of all of Portugal, and now his home region, the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores has officially recognized Carlos Teixeira with its highest honour. Teixeira, associate professor...
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Lia S. Costa's comment, December 5, 2013 9:36 PM
Carlos puts it best in his book, The Portuguese in Canada-Diasporic Challenges and Adjustments, as he hits the nail on the head by analyzing the sensitiveness between the mainland Portuguese and the Acoreans.
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Hawaiian Pidgin English | Siri vs Hawaiian Pidgin - YouTube

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Federal government aggressively courting international students | Toronto Star

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The government of Canada wants to attract students from six key countries — China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam.
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Canadian woman who hit head and developed Scottish accent finds therapy in trip to the Highlands

Canadian woman who hit head and developed Scottish accent finds therapy in trip to the Highlands | Social Factors Which Shape Language | Scoop.it
Sharon Campbell-Rayment had never been to Scotland, she only assumed the accent two months after a nasty fall off her horse
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Neurological condition causes foreign accent syndrome
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Tribute to Cochin Creole Portuguese | Langology

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Language, language and linguistic news.
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10 Modern Cases of Feral Children - Listverse

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A feral child is a human child who has lived away from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, loving or social
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To save endangered languages, tribes turn to tech

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a windowless conference room in a Las Vegas casino, about three dozen people are swishing their fingers across iPads, trying ou

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Latin American Studies Program at the University of Toronto

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Latin American Studies Program at the University of Toronto, Canada
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African Literatures:
Authors Writing in Portuguese
Literaturas Africanas: Autores Lusófonos
Victoria University
E.J. Pratt Library
71 Queens Park Crescent E
Lobby
This exhibition was conceived as a celebration of African literatures in Portuguese.
Out of the societies of Angola, Cape-Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe generations of writers have arisen who have reinterpreted their cultures and the Portuguese language in their works.
Authors such as Luandino Vieira, Pepetela or more recently Mia Couto, José Eduardo Agualusa, Ondjaki, Ana Paula Tavares and Paulina Chiziane have come to the fore as some of the most fascinating representatives of contemporary African literature.
The exhibition is part of the 10th edition of the Portuguese Language Week and has the support of Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P., the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and E.J. Pratt Library.
For more information:
joao.vicentefaustino@utoronto.ca
November 4 - December 11, 2013 FREE ENTRY HOURS Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 11:45 pm Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm
African history by Zpeckler

 

This was a great exhibit, with a wall to wall display of various Portuguese literature. Sadly enough it also confirmed that the Acoreans were excluded from this exhibition, since I did not locate any literature produced by an Acorean. Once again the segregation and opression continues. From one perspective it is an achievement to have a University on the Michalense island. However, if a University which opened its doors in 1974 and has a Language Department is yet to produce writers with quality literature, then I question the intentions of those which organize these type of events.

 

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Little Portugal pioneer has 60th anniversary in Canada | Toronto Star

Little Portugal pioneer has 60th anniversary in Canada | Toronto Star | Social Factors Which Shape Language | Scoop.it
Manuel Arruda blazed a trail for Portuguese immigration to Canada sixty years ago this summer
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I see this as a dying generation, one that is marginalized from mainlanders and not given much recognition from Canadians. The new generation of Acorean youth will eventually only have articles to read about their ansestors. The Acoreans, either did not have the drive or see the importance of maintaining their language and adopted their new North American lifestyle. On the contrary they could have just been a docile people; not standing up for equal opportunity among all Portuguese.

 

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Tia Maria Nordeste

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Lia S. Costa's comment, December 6, 2013 9:22 AM
The male actor is portraying a typical strong headed comical Acorean woman, who uses her sense of humor to get herself out of conflict. I find that the actor does a tasteful job at portraying a culture that is full of humor and sarcasm. For example, his work is not to put down the Acorean people/women nor the culture but to shine a light on who they are as a people. In this interview, there is language dialogue between one of Portugal's famous soccer players- Pedro Pauleta and Tia Maria (auntie Maria) who is an Acorean Michalense woman. In this clip, Tia Maria is interviewing Pauleta on her talk show with a comical approach.
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Portuguese deportation in Canada

Video shows the mistake the canadian conservative govern is making deporting the portuguese immigrants.
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Lia S. Costa's comment, December 5, 2013 9:53 PM
In a recent conversation with Sandro G's manager Antonio....., I have come to understand that what ...dipicts in this video is nothing of what has actually taken place behind the scenes of the lives of the youth and families that faced deportation. According to
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v11 - Language Variation

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v11 - Language Variation

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