Stories about Languages from July, 2017
‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons
"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."
The Internet Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Revitalizing Tasmania's Aboriginal Language
During British colonization of Tasmania which began in the early 1800s, the Aboriginal people living on the island located to the south of Australia’s mainland not only suffered loss of life, but also loss of their languages. Between six and 12 Tasmanian Aboriginal languages are estimated to have disappeared because few families from the different...
What YouTube Comments on Two Cover Songs Reveal About the Irish and Sámi Languages
The music videos for popular songs translated into minority languages can create spaces for joy, solidarity, and pride—as well as scorn, social divisions, and nationalism.
A Storytelling Initiative Aims to Preserve Urban Linguistic Diversity
"What is it like to speak to an audience that is not understanding your language?"