English Language News: Is ‘themself’ a real word?


Every language is ever-evolving. Right now, many languages struggle with gender issues and identifying ways to make a language more neutral. More here


Speaking up for the mother tongue: How Arabic is being retooled for the 21st century


For teachers of Arab speakers: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1422296/middle-east

Linguistic Corner: The Evolution of the Alphabet. A Colorful Flowchart, Covering 3,800 Years, Takes You From Ancient Egypt to Today


Very cool at this link

Linguistic Corner: Acknowledging ALL Languages Used on Earth


In recent times, more attention is paid to the many languages that never received much attention and, at times, are in danger of dying out. Find a story here about a way to combat this trend of invisible languages.

Wonderful news: International Year of Indigenous Languages Website is Launched


Excerpt: The website will contribute to raising the awareness about this International Year and about the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote indigenous languages around the world. There are some 6.000-7.000 languages in the world today. About 97% of the world’s population speaks only 4 % of these languages, while only 3 % of the world speak 96% of all remaining languages. A great majority of those languages, spoken mainly by indigenous peoples, will continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Without appropriate measure to address this issue, the further loss of languages and their associated history, traditions and memory would considerably reduce the rich tapestry of linguistic diversity worldwide.

Find more here: https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/12/12/international-year-of-indigenous-languages-website-is-launched/

Linguistic Corner: Bosnians Speaking Medieval Spanish


Who knew? More at http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181017-the-bosnians-who-speak-medieval-spanish?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook&fbclid=IwAR18FKmmO4-TJBaG3wgXFp9-1ifZBBosmY-f05oC9Tt4tmhnlnuDHnnoChU

Linguistics Corner: Viking Words still used in the English Language


For us language nerds, interesting reading at this link 

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