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Language death, a not-so-exotic problem

Lauren Gawne writes: There was an interesting piece that popped up on The Age on the weekend about the state of the Toto language in India. Speakers of Toto, living in India’s isolated Himalayan foothills, have to face a future where the fate of their language is precarious. It’s a context that’s familiar to me [...]
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The relationship between language and culture for Sherpa speakers

Academics / Linguistics : Fully (sic) (last year)

Lauren Gawne writes: Given that the average PhD thesis would take a full day to read aloud, it’s no mean feat for a research student to distill the importance of their work into just a couple of minutes. That is what University of M... Read Post

Competition: Name the languages on the Yarra Trams posters

Academics / Linguistics : Fully (sic) (2 years ago)

Lauren Gawne writes: As part of the ongoing campaign Yarra Trams to remind Melbournians that trams are heavy things these posters have been popping up all over town: Can you name all 25 of the languages? The Fully (sic) team have wo... Read Post

Biology is a hard problem

Academics : Pharyngula (4 days ago)

New genetic disorders pop up all the time — each one represents a child who may face incredible challenges, or even be doomed to death. A child named Bertrand exhibited some serious symptoms — profound developmental disabilities — s... Read Post


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