Culture

‘Vague’ Language of Male Researchers Wins More Grants

A new study in Nature has found that grant reviewers favor vague and broad terminology used more often by men, despite the fact that proposals using those...

How Internet Slang Enters ASL Vernacular

As the Oxford dictionary updates its lexicon with Internet-y terms such as “lolcat” (a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous...

Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week

May 6-May 12 is New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. It is organized each year Deaf Aotearoa, a national organization representing the voice of Deaf people in...

Language Crucial to Accurate Census 2020

In recognition of the fact that limited-English-proficient households are traditionally underrepresented in census reporting, the federal government is planning to officially collect Census 2020 responses in six...

Netflix to Adapt Spanish Masterpiece

Nobel Prize–winning author Gabriel García Márquez’s literary masterwork One Hundred Years of Solitude is coming to the screen. Netflix has acquired the...
woman in black dress and glasses performing sign language to another woman on a bench

Celebrate National American Sign Language Day

Sign Language National ASL Day is a day of observance celebrating American Sign Language. On April 15, 1817, the first school for the deaf in...

Spanish Ballot Win in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday that he would ensure that Spanish-language ballots are available across the state. The announcement comes...

National Library Week: This Library Changed One Woman’s Life

Richard Lederer celebrates National Library Week (April 7–13). This year’s theme is "Libraries = Strong Communities." Decades ago, when I was teaching and writing...

Hawaiian Flying High

Cultural Milestone of Hawai'i Hawaiian Airlines has marked an important cultural milestone as Hawai‘i’s airline by establishing an ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language) certification program...

Spanish Musician Lau Noah Wows on NPR Tiny Desk

Lau Noah is a singer-songwriter from Reus, Spain who recently performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk series—a web series that showcases emerging and established musicians in a pared-down format...