¿Habla Spanglish?

Want to irritate your Spanish and English teachers at the same time? Try a little Spanglish. Here’s a recent Associated Press article… ”Language is not controlled by a small group of academics that decide what the words are that we …

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Advertising America

According to this recent NY Times article, the State Department is launching an ad campaign to promote “American values” to the Muslim world: Special efforts will be made to give audiences here in Indonesia, elsewhere in Asia and in the …

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Spanish America

More than 10% of American residents now speak only Spanish at home, up from 7.5% in 1990, according Bill Frey, a senior fellow in demography at the Milken Institute. He writes: “Toy manufacturs, for example, upped their production of bilingual …

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Languages Living Together

After reading about languages doing battle in Romania, it’s nice to see that languages can coexist in Lebanon: Lebanon, a former French mandate country, is a good illustration of how the French and English languages don’t have to be in …

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Democracy, Translated

According to this NY Times story, Vietnam is requiring that anyone who wants to launch a Web site get government permission first. Here’s the story. What jumped out at me was this mention of what happened to someone for posting …

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