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New Chinese Dictionary Reflects Modern China

Additions include nouveau riche and the WeChat social media app.The Chinese language regulator has approved of a new edition of the Standard Dictionary of Modern Chinese that includes over 100 new words of increasing importance in contemporary China. The new additions are telling of how Chinese society has transformed amidst economic boom and technology age.More...

Demand Increases for Modern Language Professors

According to the Modern Language Association (MLA), there will probably be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 in the U.S. for foreign-language professors than for those with doctorates in English for the first time in almost 20 years.The prediction is part of an update on the job market released by the MLA ahead of its annual meeting, starting January 3...