A new study found that of the world’s 7,000 recognised languages, around half are currently endangered.
An MIT study analysed 33,000 New York Times’ articles during the First and Second Intifadas to show how Orientalist bias against Palestinians manifests in US news coverage.
Kazakhstan's shift from the Russia-enforced Cyrillic alphabet is based on Turkish linguists' proposed principle of "one sound-one letter," which has nine vowels and 31 basic letters in total.
Pandemic-related terminology like ‘lockdown’ and ‘asymptomatic’ are increasingly popular around the globe, but it’s hardly the beginning, nor the end, of the spread and dominance of English.
Tongliao city police have unveiled headshots and descriptions of 129 suspects alongside a $150 reward for leads in a bid to squash protests by ethnic Mongolians against a new policy that can endanger the Mongolian language.
In panels of spare, black-and-white drawings, Shimizu tells the story of Mihrigul Tursun, a real Uighur woman who now lives in the United States and says she was beaten and detained in China for being a Uighur.
Cristina Calderon, 91, is the last person to speak the millennia-old ancestral Yamana language of the indigenous Yagan community that has long inhabited the remote tip of South America.
Fatih Mehmet Macoglu won the mayorship for Tunceli province becoming the first communist mayor of a province in Turkey, as citizens voted in nation-wide local elections to elect their mayors and municipal council members for the next five years.
The fairy wen, an Australian songbird, isn’t born knowing other birds’ chirps, but it can learn to recognise a few “words.” Scientists explain how they taught the birds the distress calls of other species.
Today, it is estimated about 2 million people have some understanding of Esperanto. In the past, it was hoped the language would become a reasonable alternative to English or French as a truly global language.
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