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‘Our language is our soul’: saving Aymara

Alexia Kalaitzi on the fight to digitally preserve this indigenous American tongue.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Language

Sign language is our rightful mother tongue

Jill Jones explains why signing is particularly vulnerable to dying out – and why this basic human right must be protected.

Filed in: Disability Human Rights Language Language Minorities

Languages - THE FACTS

A graphic guide to the world’s many tongues.

Filed in: Language Language

Talking about a revolution

Jo Lateu explains why the world’s minority languages matter for all of us - and why we should be fighting for their survival.

Filed in: Culture Language Language Politics

Can a language without a home survive?

Yiddish has a reputation for being intrinsically funny – but, says Alex Hacillo, there are better reasons for ensuring it doesn’t die out.

Filed in: Language Language Religion

Your language makes you who you are

On International Mother Tongue Day, Jo Lateu explains why our 7,000-plus global languages must be valued and protected. 

Filed in: Education Language Language

Google’s T's & C's are harder to understand than War and Peace

Laura Hood investigates Literatin, the plug-in that rates written material based on its ‘gobbledygook’ score.

Filed in: Education Language Society

New Internationalist for EFL/ESOL

A new free resource for English learners and teachers.

Filed in: Language

A despot's disgrace

Uzbek protestors flee after bloody crackdown.

Filed in: Animals Language

Reds implode

The spectre of Stalinism still lingers as the Communist Party of the Philippines steps up its programme of assassinating political opponents.

Filed in: Art Language

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