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Speaking of the Ice Age

University of Virginia linguistic anthropologist Mark A. Sicoli and colleagues are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the New World. New research, which uses “big data” techniques...

The Successful Revival of the Chitimacha Language

Only a small portion of the world's 7,000 languages have extensive written records. Those that are the least well-documented are the most in danger of disappearing. Due to European contact, through wars and disease,...

Babies’ Babbling Builds Better Brains

It's long been known that babies modify their sounds to become more speech-like in response to feedback from their caregivers, and that they learn things have names by caregivers naming objects. But a news...

Adopt an Emoji, Save a Language

The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the computing industry standard for digital writing systems, is allowing people to adopt an emoji or any Unicode character in order to give speakers of more languages the...

Asia Key to Spanish Growth

At the launch of the Instituto Cervantes’ annual report on the Spanish language, El español en el mundo 2012, Spain’s Exterior Minister (Secretary of State) José Manuel García-Margallo, and the Institute’s director, Víctor García...

NEA Poll: Low Online Attendance, Equity Top Educators’ Concerns

With school buildings closed across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows educators and their students face significant challenges in making the difficult...

Latinos Make Up Majority of Admitted Freshmen to the University of California for the...

According to preliminary data released Thursday by the University of California, Latino students will make up the majority of the University of California's...

Meaningful Professional Growth

Amanda Seewald offers a spoonful of thoughts from a teacher coach The most creative people I know are educators of some sort. As...

Vancouver to Erect Language Revitalization Pole

In part with the 2019 UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Nations Education Foundation has announced that a Language Revitalization Pole will be created at...

$5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

Next month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. The program builds...
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