Liberty Global, the leading international cable company, recently received the go ahead to take over the Netherlands’ largest cable operator, Ziggo.
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François Hollande wants to give back to French its status as a lingua franca by cultivating its influence abroad. Is this a realistic vision, given domestic economic malaise?
Language is very much a social phenomenon – after all, if we didn’t have other people around to bounce words and sentences off of, how could we tell that our knowledge of a certain language wasn’t slowly decaying? And without other people to communicate with, where is the motivation to keep a language fresh in your mind? Forgetting Languages Learned At School Most people are familiar with the experience of taking a few semesters of French or German in college only to…
Many languages are yet to encounter a need for “internet-language,” and terms such as “cached page” and even “crash” do not have equivalents in some languages.
Recent protests by students in India against the Civil Service Aptitude Test(CSAT) for language bias has created great controversy, but are their demands practical?
Is Twitter bad for language? Some research shows that it may actually make language more efficient, forming new linguistic norms and language-learning methods.
Language is a malleable thing that is never static.
As the fifth most visited country in the world, Italy has a record amount of 47 million visitors per year, and the majority of these intrepid travelers tend to prefer the republic during the summer months when the sun is out and the weather is warm. However, if you are heading to Italy during the winter, there’s certainly no reason to despair. In fact, you can have just as much fun, if not more, during those chilly months of the year! So…
Language barriers are proving to be a great obstacle for the UK army operating in foreign regions, and as a result, new secondary language requirements are being put into place.