Arkiv for nyheder om 'sprog'
“Contiguity Theory,” MIT linguist Norvin Richards’ new book, contends that the sounds of language are more crucial to syntax than we thought.
Baby names helping Indigenous languages live on
Although there are over 250 Indigenous languages, as many of those languages have become endangered families have turned to the use of traditional names as a method to help their language live on. Naming traditions in Indigenous Australia may vary widely from nation to nation. While some names and their meanings have been lost through colonisation and the continued use of English names, many nations still practice these traditions through naming ceremonies and other practices.
Exhibition will highlight B.C.’s native languages
In 2012, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council reached out to Jack Lohman at the Royal B.C. Museum after reading an article in this newspaper in which he talked about how he had been drawn to B.C. . . .
Confiant : « Rejeter nos langues nationales est un suicide »
Il y a 21 ans, l'écrivain et créoliste martiniquais, Raphaël CONFIANT, accordait, à l'occasion de la "Journée Internationale du Créole", l'interview ci-après à un blog sénégalais, AFRICANUS. C'était au tout début du développement de l'Internet sur le continent noir. Deux décennies plus tard et toujours au moment de cette journée de célébration de la langue créole, il ne retranche pas un mot de ce qu'il avait déclaré...
Some People Really Do Whistle While They Work – Here’s Why - ScienceBlog.com
Whistling is not always an activity to pass the time or express happy thoughts. Linguist Mark A. Sicoli, an assistant professor of anthropology who joined the University of Virginia’s faculty this year, studies a rare form of “whistled speech,” which is endangered in the few places around the world where it can still be found. …
The Loss of Language
Thousands of the world’s languages are on the verge of extinction. A small non-profit in one of the most linguistically diverse cities on…
Ny radio i Lemvig med danske nyheder på arabisk
»Det chokerer mig, at nogen efter to eller tre år i Danmark ikke ved, hvem statsministeren er,« siger 30-årige Moustapha Shikho fra Lemvig. Han savner nyheder på fremmedsprog i Danmark og vil derfor starte sin egen radiostation med programmer og nyheder om Danmark på arabisk
KTEI and Canadore launch Ontario’s first Anishinabemowin immersion ECE program
SHEGUIANDAH—Early childhood language learning can establish a foundation that will last a lifetime as young children are uniquely equipped to learn languages. With indigenous languages under pressure across the globe, and barely a handful of the hundreds of indigenous languages in North America expected to last into the next century, the clock is ticking on efforts to preserve and revitalize First Nations languages—but thanks to an historic collaboration between Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI) and Canadore College, new generations of early childhood educators will be uniquely equipped to join the front lines in shoring up Anishinabemowin.
What was the first name for grasswrens? - The Northern Myth
In Pitjantjatjara country we know that the local name for Rhipidura leucophrys is tjintir-tjintirpa. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the scientific name, if you’re musically inclined and have an ear for Australian bird songs, you might recognise tjintir-tjintirpa as an onomatopoeic rendition of the ratcheting call of the Willie Wagtail.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE INSIST ON EQUALITY OF ALL RIGHTS
Indigenous people, many who are victims of armed conflicts, corporate greed and rising economic inequalities, want greater participation in the United Nations while also calling to the international community to address their grievances.
Friday essay: the untold story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off
Fifty years ago, the Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made their name across Australia with the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off. It was a landmark event that inspired national change: equal wages for Aboriginal workers, as well as a new land rights act.
Meet the last native speakers of Hawaiian
Hawaiian is often offered up as a language revitalization success story, a model for other endangered languages to follow. But language revitalization isn’t so simple. While activists are reviving the Hawaiian language, opening up pre-schools, teaching thousands of second language learners, there still is a small group of native speakers who have never lost the language, a group of native Hawaiians from the island of Niihau.