Culture

5 Ways to Celebrate Afro-Latinos For Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history, and to celebrate Language...

Curbing Censorship during Banned Books Week

The American Library Association (ALA) held Banned Books Week from September 21 to 27. Surprisingly, the ALA reports that since 1990, their Office for Intellectual Freedom has received over 18,000 attempts to remove materials...

US Leaves Education, Science, Culture Organization

Following in President Reagan’s footsteps, the Trump administration has announced the U.S. intention to withdraw from United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January 2019, citing financial reasons and anti-Israel bias. UNESCO is responsible...

Spanish through Music & Friendship in Tijuana

Univoice Corporation, the developer of a language-learning platform that teaches languages exclusively through music, has started its first learning class in Tijuana, Mexico. This inaugural class focuses on teaching Spanish to English speakers in...

Spanish-Language Cuban Radionovelas to Be Digitized

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Cuba exported more Spanish-language daytime and nighttime radio shows than any other nation in the Spanish-speaking world. When Cuban immigrants landed in Miami post-revolution, they began creating their...

Few U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, Even Fewer Use It

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, only 23% of U.S. adults who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino have heard of the term Latinx, and just 3% say they use it...

Healthcare Hurdles for Limited English Proficient Patients

People whose first language is not English deal with additional hurdles to their healthcare. For non-native English speakers, talking to a doctor or dentist can mean listening to unfamiliar medical terms that may be difficult to understand....

Love & Other Emotions Prove to not be Universal Across Languages

Humans have a breadth of emotions and are on a constant search to express them through language, though sometimes we find that words in one language don’t have a translatable counterpart in another. Norwegians say forelsket,...

Parents’ Accents Affect Babies

A new study reveals that multi-accent language exposure affects word form recognition in infancy. The study, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, found that babies raised in homes where they...

How would you describe your World Cup team? Have your say for charity!

What three words would you use to sum up your country’s World Cup squad? Cambridge University Press (CUP) wants to know as it kicks off a global study into the language of the 2018...
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