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Resources: Reconstructing American Tongues

In 1988, the Center for New Media produced American Tongues.  Since then, this Peabody-Award-winning documentary, which highlights the range of language variation in the United States, has been a staple in American linguistic classes.  Even now, when the average 18 … Continue reading

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Language News: Haitian Creoles and Education

In this link, the BBC’s Lawrence Pollard interviews Dr. Michel DeGraff about a linguistic issue every teacher should know about: teaching students whose native language patterns are different than those which are expected in the classroom. DeGraff, a linguistics professor … Continue reading

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Language News: Language Diversity Index Tracks Global Loss of Mother Tongues – NatGeo News Watch

National Geographic is covering the publication of a new scholarly article about the diversity of languages on our planet and the catastrophic predictions about how many will be left at the end of the next century. The scholarly article, written … Continue reading

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