A Word in the Hand

A Word in the Hand {0}

Is there a linguistic framework universal in all human minds? Scientists have showed their proof in sign language. Click here to read more.    

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The Cantonese Language May Disappear

The Cantonese Language May Disappear {2}

According to UBC linguist Zoe Lam, the Cantonese language could disappear in a few generations. Here is why.

Multi-Language Elementary School to Possibly Open in Canada?

Multi-Language Elementary School to Possibly Open in Canada? {0}

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is proposing a multi-language elementary school with instruction in French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese to open in Ontario. The School Board is still waiting on parents to vote on this program, which would start at kindergarten and grow one grade at a time. “’There’s a new, global mindset(…)

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

2,000 Languages in One Continent: A Discussion of Language Diversity in Africa

2,000 Languages in One Continent: A Discussion of Language Diversity in Africa {0}

Compared to Europe with 300 languages, Africa dominates the world with its language diversity within its countries. What’s more is that despite this large number, only 13% of these languages are considered threatened. Yet, in countries like New Guinea and Australia, also considered to be areas of high language diversity, the proportion of threatened languages(…)

In a Globally Connected World, Local Music Still Dominates

In a Globally Connected World, Local Music Still Dominates {0}

We live in a world where it is always becoming increasingly easier to access music from all over the world. With services like YouTube and Spotify, international music gains massive audiences. However, according to a recent study, the highest rating artists in many countries continue to be local, and international musical presence remains low key.