LPRU - News Archives Update

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Tue Feb 1 21:28:56 UTC 2005

LPRU | Language Policy Research Unit www.language-policy.org
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Arizona State University
February 1, 2005
The News Archives of the Language Policy Research Unit are now updated to December 2004. Hundreds of articles from the English language press from around the world have been added. The archives can be accessed free of charge at:
Titles of Articles added for December 2004 appear below.
If come across any current articles in any language related to language policy issues, please send the link and/or the full text to Menying Li at mengying.li at asu.edu.
Thank you.
Terrence G. Wiley & Wayne E. Wright
Language Policy Research Unit
Education Policy Studies Laboratory
Arizona State University
*       Chinese Language Learning to Be Promoted Worldwide
Business Daily Update, Dec. 31, 2004 <http://www.asu.edu/educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art5051.txt>
*       Director Needs to Speak Welsh Call
Gareth Davies, South Wales Evening Post, Dec. 31, 2004
*       Market-Friendly Chile Sees A Future in English; Letter From South America
Larry Rohter, The International Herald Tribune, Dec. 31, 2004
*       No Need to Worry about Our Robust, Living Language
John E. Mcintyre, Baltimore Sun, Dec. 31, 2004
*       'Bad Attitude' towards Gaelic
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Dec. 30, 2004
*       Breaking down Barrier
Amanda Crook, The Evening Chronicle, Dec. 30, 2004
*       Demand for Arabic Language Education Rises in United States; U.S. Government Increases Funding for Foreign Languages, Area Studies
States News Service, Dec. 30, 2004
*       Learn English, Says Chile, Thinking Upwardly Global
Larry Rohter, New York Times, Dec. 29, 2004
*       Letter: Language Learning
Stephen Osborn, The Independent, Dec. 29, 2004
*       True Believer: An English-Speaker Is Converted
Terence Tan, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 29, 2004
*       US Marines Arming Themselves with Arabic
Barbara Ferguson, Arab News, Dec. 29, 2004
*       EU Grapples with Translation Boom; BBC Europe Business Reporter in Brussels
Manuela Saragosa, BBC News, Dec. 28, 2004
*       Indian Tribe Works to Bring Back A Lost Language
Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.), Dec. 28, 2004
*       School: Arabic Lesson for Non-Muslim Pupils to Stay
Nuradzimmah Daim, Malay Mail, Dec. 28, 2004
*       Spoken Arabic to Be Taught in Haifa Schools
Stuart Winer, The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 28, 2004
*       Survey: Nation Faces Linguistic Challenge
China Daily, Dec. 28, 2004
*       Arabic Optional for Non-Muslims
Nuradzimmah Daim, Malay Mail, Dec. 27, 2004
*       Serbia Introduces Bosnian Language as Elective Subject in Primary Schools
BBC Monitoring International Reports, Dec. 27, 2004
*       Tribe Awarded Grant to Keep Language Alive
Joseph Robertia, Peninsulaclarion.com, Dec. 26, 2004
*       PCC Place to Be in Year of Languages; College Plays Role in Boosting Study of Foreign Tongues
Inger Sandal, Arizona Daily Star, Dec. 25, 2004
*       China to Promote Chinese Language Learning Worldwide
The Press Trust of India, Dec. 24, 2004
*       Three-language Plan for Nursery
Mike Lewis, The Times Educational Supplement, Dec. 24, 2004
*       China to Promote Chinese Language Learning Worldwide
Xinhua General News Service, Dec. 23, 2004
*       In Ukraine, Language Is an Election Issue
International Herald Tribune, The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, Dec. 23, 2004
*       Malaysian Schools to Teach Islam Next Year; Move to Encourage Muslims to Send Children to Mainstream Schools Instead of Madrasahs
Salim Osman, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 23, 2004
*       No Joke, Americans Fear Learning another Language
Mary Sanchez, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Dec. 23. 2004
*       Opposition Presidential Candidate Raises Issue of Ukraine's Language Divide ahead of Key Election
Aleksandar Vasovic, The Associated Press, Dec. 22, 2004
*       Row Erupts over Language Policy
Carmarthen Journal, Dec. 22, 2004
*       Translating for Patients
Louie Villalobos, The Arizona Republic, Dec. 22, 2004
*       Ukrainian Opposition Leader Admits Russian Language Problem
Itar-Tass News Agency, BBC Monitoring International Reports, Dec. 22, 2004
*       Yushchenko Not Opposing Discussion on Russian Language
Mikhail Melnik, TASS, Dec. 22, 2004
*       How Adopted Babies Adopt English: Professor Tracks How Chinese Babies Learn Language
Susan Ruttan, Edmonton Journal (Alberta), Dec. 21, 2004
*       Russian Teachers Favor Bilingualism in Estonian Schools
Agence France Presse - English, Dec. 21, 2004
*       The Power of Language
The Hindu, Dec. 21, 2004
*       Uganda; Let Us Wake up to the Importance
New Vision, Africa News, Dec. 21, 2004
*       French-Immersion Frenzy Is about More than the Educational Program
Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), Dec. 20, 2004
*       0004 ALESCO's Conference Approves Saudi Proposal
Saudi Press Agency, Dec. 19, 2004
*       Treaty 3 Working Group Moves Towards Ojibway Immersion
Mike Aiken, Daily Miner And News (Kenora, Ontario), Dec. 18, 2004
*       20 Primary Schools to Offer English, Bahrain Tribune
Bahrain Tribune, Dec. 17, 2004
*       A Special Case for Gaelic
The Times Educational Supplement, Dec. 17, 2004
*       In the Home Stretch: Last Semester of 13 Years in Ukrainian Bilingual Program
Susan Basaraba, Edmonton Journal (Alberta), Dec. 17, 2004
*       Stress Proper Use of Both English, Mandarin
Michelle Kwek Tsui-Lin, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 17, 2004
*       Traditional Bhutan Becoming Multilingual
New Kerala, ExpressNewsline.com, Dec. 17, 2004
*       UV Light Might Color Tribes' Languages; Research
Dennis O'Brien, The Baltimore Sun, Dec. 17, 2004
*       Welsh Language Is Bottom of Class
James Graham, The Times Educational Supplement, Dec. 17, 2004
*       Committee Recommends Building French School
Thibodeau, Wayne, The Guardian (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island), Dec. 16, 2004
*       Committee to Chart Future Course for Foreign Language
Monica Deady, Brooklinetab, Dec. 16, 2004
*       Districts' Results Mixed for English-Language Learners
Mel Meléndez, The Arizona Republic, Dec. 16, 2004
*       Prop. 227 Still Raises Tempers
Kim Minugh, Sacramento Bee, Dec. 16, 2004
*       Government Language Study Claims Black And White Text Meaningless to Natives
Cheadle, Bruce, Canadian Press NewsWire, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Hakka Affairs Council Working to Save Endangered Dialects
Deborah Kuo, Central News Agency - Taiwan, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Ideal of A Bilingual Canada Becoming Frayed by Ambivalence, Indifference
Dugas, Dan; Cheadle, Bruce, Canadian Press NewsWire, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Kiswahili Is A Poor Choice for Uganda
Livingstone Walusimbi, New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Language Barrier? Just Deal with It
Jill Radsken, Boston Herald, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Language Review Panels Named
The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 15, 2004
*       Language Row in Search for Education Director
Gareth Morgan, Western Mail, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Majority of 'Bilingual' Government Jobs Not Really Bilingual: Internal Report
Dugas, Dan; Cheadle, Bruce, Canadian Press NewsWire, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Nigeria; Microsoft Endorses Due Process in IT
Africa News, Dec. 15, 2004
*       Good Mandarin Starts at Home, Says MM Lee; If Parents Don't Keep Speaking It at Home, Kids Will Find It Hard to Learn, He Warns
Laurel Teo, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 14, 2004
*       English Is Just One Key Tongue
The Times (London), Dec. 14, 2004
*       English Teaching Funds Get Push
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Dec. 14, 2004
*       European Centre Recommends Bilingual Education Model for Macedonia
BBC Monitoring International Reports, Dec. 14, 2004
*       Singapore to Review Malay, Tamil Languages Education
Xinhua General News Service, Dec. 14, 2004
*       Homeless Irish Language School Vows to Fight on
Simon Doyle, Irish News, Dec. 13, 2004
*       Instruction in English Only for Science and Maths, Senate Told
Bernama The Malaysian National News Agency, Dec. 13, 2004
*       Third Language Area in Brain Identified
Robert Preidt, Forbes, Dec. 13, 2004
*       French Eye Imams for Language Course
Colin Randall, London Daily Telegraph, The Washington Times, Dec. 12, 2004
*       The English Draw
Suzieana Uda Nagu, New Straits Times (Malaysia), Dec. 12, 2004
*       Government Bails out ESL Programs with $3.8 Million
Surrey Now, The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), Dec. 11, 2004
*       Hec to Set up Languages Campuses
Business Recorder, Dec. 11, 2004
*       Welsh Scheme Cheer
South Wales Evening Post, Dec. 11, 2004
*       25% Say No Need for Chinese to Speak Language; Survey of Chinese S'poreans Shows Sharp Divide on Views about the Language
Ho Ai Li, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 10, 2004
*       Anyone Can Study Gaelic
Rhoda Morrison, The Times Educational Supplement, Dec. 10, 2004
*       Bourgeoisie Dominate Language Classes
Warwick Mansell, The Times Educational Supplement, Dec. 10, 2004
*       English Immersion Classes Find Following Results
Takahiko Nagoya And Takashi Iketani, The Japan Times, Dec. 10, 2004
*       English Popular? Not 'arf
Geelong Advertiser (Regional Daily), Dec. 10, 2004
*       German Supplementary School Teaches Culture, Language to Expat Kids
Aneesa McMillan, Dateline Alabama, Dec. 10, 2004
*       Greater Efforts Urged in Schools to Bolster Teaching of Welsh
Aled Blake Western Mail, Western Mail, Dec. 10, 2004
*       Making English Work; Early Start at English Pays off
Yoko Mizui Daily, The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), Dec. 10, 2004
*       Speaking Globally, English Dominates
AFP, The Australian, Dec. 10, 2004
*       Talk back
South China Morning Post, Dec. 10, 2004
*       Technology Holds Key to Language Development
The Hindu, Dec. 10, 2004
*       Time to Stop Shouting at Johnny Foreigner
IC Birmingham.Com.Uk, Dec. 10 2004
*       A Bilingual America? Not likely
Rachel L. Swarns, The New York Times, Dec. 9, 2004
*       Angola; Education Ministry Introduces National Languages in Grade One
Angola Press Agency, Africa News, Dec. 9, 2004
*       Education
The Guardian (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island), Dec. 9, 2004
*       English Becomes Truly "World Language": Research Report
Xinhua General News Service, Dec. 9, 2004
*       English Poised to Become 'Lingua Franca'
UPI, Dec. 9, 2004
*       English to Be Spoken by Half of the World's Population within 10 Years
James Burleigh, Belfast Telegraph, Dec. 9, 2004
*       Glossy English Magazines Get Japanese Ladies Talking
Reiko Bando, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Dec. 9, 2004
*       On the Lexicon Beat, 'Dude' Rules
The Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Dec. 9, 2004
*       Parents Protest Plan to Pare Bilingual Program; Salinas: Alisal District Addressing Poor Test Performance
Marc Cabrera, Herald Salinas Bureau, Dec. 9, 2004
*       Reluctant Teachers: 'Why Should English Be Studied?
Satoshi Fukushima, Kyodo News, The Japan Times, Dec. 9, 2004
*       The Global Language
Nicola Boden, Press Association, Dec. 9, 2004
*       Botswana Ovambanderu Seek to Revive Language
AllAfrica.com, Dec. 8, 2004
*       Campaign Urges America to Learn Foreign Languages
Natalie Troyer, The Washington Times, Dec. 8, 2004
*       Children of Hispanic Immigrants Continue to Favor English, Study of Census Finds
Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times, Dec. 8, 2004
*       English Adventure in Seoul
The Korea Herald, Dec. 8, 2004
*       France Demands French-Speaking Imams
UPI, Dec. 8, 2004
*       Majority of 'Bilingual' Government Jobs Not Really Bilingual: Internal Report
Dugas, Dan; Cheadle, Bruce, Canadian Press Newswire, Dec. 8, 2004
*       Media's Role in Promoting Languages
Serafina Qalo, Fiji Times, Dec. 8, 2004
*       Three Billion People Could Speak English by 2015: Study
Agence France Presse - English, Dec. 8, 2004
*       Tokyonow: Study Showed Early English Education Useless
Japan Economic Newswire, Dec. 8, 2004
*       English Adventure without Leaving Seoul
Andrew Petty, The Korea Herald, Dec. 7, 2004
*       Herald Media in Vanguard of English Learning: CEO Hong
Lee Joo-hee, The Korea Herald, Dec. 7, 2004
*       Language Tops 'Britishness Poll'
BBC News, Dec. 7, 2004
*       Mandarin So Cool in Movies, Music, SMS; Speak Mandarin Campaign Taps Popular Culture And Technology to Reach Post-'65ers
Ho Ai Li, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 7, 2004
*       Mongolia Considers Making English "Secondary Language"
BBC Monitoring International Reports, Dec. 7, 2004
*       Parents Plead for Survival of 5 English-Language Schools: Closing 'Would Undoubtedly Be the Last Nail in the Coffin of the Community,' Parent Warns
Allison Lampert, The Gazette (Montreal), Dec. 7, 2004
*       Seoul City Mayor Sees Village as Vital New Education Model
Lee Joo-Hee, The Korea Herald, Dec. 7, 2004
*       True French Education Alive in Korea
Korea Times, Dec. 7, 2004
*       University Education Should Be in Indian Languages
The Hindu, Dec. 7, 2004
*       Refiling: Tokyonow: Should English Be Compulsory in Elementary School?
Japan Economic Newswire, Dec. 6, 2004
*       Speak the Language of Success
Sharon Aschaiek, The Toronto Sun, Dec. 5, 2004
*       Adjust, Not Revamp, Chinese Programme
Tang Loon Ching, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 4, 2004
*       Don't Put Price to Mother Tongue
Goh Jong Hou, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 4, 2004
*       Malay Beautiful but 'Not Very Useful'
The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 4, 2004
*       Minorities' Mother Tongues Angst; Now That Revisions to the Teaching of Chinese Language Have Been Adopted, Attention Is on Malay and Tamil, What Are the Key Issues in the Teaching of These Languages? M. Nirmala and Azrin Asmani Find out
The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 4, 2004
*       Canberra's Newest Bilingual School
The Canberra Times, Canberra Times (Australia), Dec. 3, 2004
*       Msps Urged to Back Bonus for Gaelic
Elizabeth Buie, The Times Educational Supplement, Dec. 3, 2004
*       Peel Board Welcomes New Families in 26 Languages; Welcome to School Kit Available at All Elementary Schools
Canada NewsWire, Dec. 3, 2004
*       State Promotes Plan to Help Standardize Migrant Student Education
Melanthia Mitchell, Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2004
*       Why Not a Middle East Variant of English?
Mijanur Rahman, Arab News, Dec. 3, 2004
*       A Great and Varied Language
John Gibson, Pittsburgh Herald, Dec. 2, 2004
*       Beyond Mandarin: S'pore as Language Centre?
Alvin Pang, The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 2, 2004
*       Govt to Promote Teaching of Estonian Language Abroad
Baltic News Service, Dec. 2, 2004
*       'Historic Day' As Microsoft Launches Windows in Welsh
Tryst Williams, Western Mail, Dec. 2, 2004
*       Make It Fun to Learn Chinese; To Make Chinese a Living Language, Tharman Suggests Ways to Engage Students beyond the Classroom
The Straits Times (Singapore), Dec. 2, 2004
*       Spanish Is Language of Growth in the U.S., Canadian Says
Shawn Mccarthy, The Globe and Mail, Dec. 2, 2004
*       A Language for the Borrowers
Ruth Wajnryb, Jan. 1, 2005
*       Debate on Gaelic Bill
Evening Times (Glasgow), Dec. 1, 2004
*       Europe Battles English Invasion
Deutsche Welle, Dec. 1, 2004
*       Word Watch: Keeping Track of Changes in Language
Eleanor Hall, The World Today, Dec. 1, 2004

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