Culture

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...

Baby Talk Works

The more baby talk (e.g., words that repeat themselves, like choo-choo, or diminutives, like bunny or Mommy) that babies are exposed to, the quicker they grasp language, according to a new study at Scotland’s...

10 Best Foreign Language Horror Movies for Halloween

Some say love is the universal language of humanity, but fear can work just as well. We’ve compiled a list of foreign language movies to both expose viewers to foreign languages and scare their...

Want a Job? Study Says to Learn Another Language.

Those who speak other languages may want to highlight that fact on their resumes, as customers in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse and businesses seek to follow suit. According to a new report...

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...

“The Emergence of Culture Out of Anarchy”: Self-Organization in the English Language

The English language has progressed over time without a handbook or guidance, so one would think that the structure...

Voter Registration Campaign Poder 2020 launches

Poder Latinx, a civic and social justice organization working to build political empowerment in the Latinx community, announced today an initiative called Poder 2020, a voter registration campaign targeting...

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...

Study reveals how bilinguals use emoticons to find consensus

UAlbany professor part of team looking at collaboration among astrophysicists in the United States and France Co-authors on the article are Cecilia R. Aragon and Nan-Chen Chen from the University of Washington and Judith F....

Al Jazeera Launches Chinese Site

Al Jazeera has launched a Mandarin-language news website targeting a Chinese population of 1.4 billion people. The project, which is the first of its kind...