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Irish is making a comeback

Irish is making a comeback {0}

I posted a few weeks ago about the revitalization of Manx, and now here’s an article about another Gaelic language making a comeback.

Losing Your Inner Monologue

Losing Your Inner Monologue {0}

Do you talk to yourself? Or even just think to yourself? Imagine losing the ability to do that. That is precisely what happened to Tinna Geula Phillips after a stroke; she went from being multilingual (six languages!) to being unable to formulate even basic sentences.   Read more here: http://nautil.us/blog/what-happens-when-you-cant-talk-to-yourself

English India

English India {0}

Check out this interview with Spandan Banerjee about his new documentary English India, which explores the complicated relationship modern India and Indians have with English.

World Language Instruction in New Jersey

World Language Instruction in New Jersey {0}

In an editorial on world language instruction in the New Jersey Flemington-Raritan School District, the Hunterdon County Democrat Editorial Board lays out several reasons that early language instruction is important; beyond a few common reasons (higher test scores across subjects, better executive function, delaying the onset of dementia, slightly higher salaries as adults), the editorial board points out(…)

The Return of Manx

The Return of Manx {5}

Despite being declared extinct by the UN in 2009, Manx is making a comeback. This Gaelic language is spoken on the Isle of Man and is closely related to the Irish of Ulster and Scottish of Galloway, having been brought from those areas to the Isle of Man in the 5th century AD. This small community(…)


P.S.L. {0}

In Pakistan, where hundreds of languages already coexist, a unique one may be about to join the mix; Pakistan Sign Language is increasingly used in schools for deaf children, vocational and technical training, parent training, and teacher education–a big step for a country where not too long ago “often [deaf people] were shunned or ostracized by people who(…)