Tag: linguistic

Increased Linguistic Diversity Needed in U.S. Health Care

More than 50 languages other than English are commonly used in daily encounters between patients and healthcare providers in the U.S., according to the 2021 Healthcare World Languages Index compiled by AMN Languages Services,...

Linguistic Diversity Declines in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea—frequently heralded as the most linguistically diverse place in the entire world—is in the middle of a language crisis. According to a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Africa’s Linguistic Diversity

The African continent is home to one third of the world's 6,000 languages, but less than one seventh of the world's population. Europe, which has the reputation for bilingualism due to its many close...

Constructed Language and Game of Thrones’ Linguistic Lure

Game of Thrones premieres this weekend and this season more and more people will be able to understand the two subtitled fantasy languages of the show: Valyrian and Dothraki. Starting with the snippets and...

Ukraine Revokes Linguistic Rights

The new Ukrainian government has repealed the country’s minority language law following the resignation and flight of President Viktor Yanukovych after rioting in Kiev brought down his regime. Once the opposition took control, it...

PRC and Taiwan Collaborate on Linguistic Report

Mainland China and Taiwan are putting aside their tense history to work together closely on a joint language report about their respective dialects of the Chinese language, according to a state- ment by the PRC’s...
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