LPRU Website update

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Thu Feb 24 13:18:25 UTC 2005

LPRU | Language Policy Research Unit
EPSL | Education Policy Studies Laboratory
Arizona State University

February 23, 2005

Updates to Language Policy Research Unit Website:

1. New LPRU Policy Brief! --

        "Evolution of Federal Policy and Implications of No Child Left Behind For Language Minority Students"
        by Wayne E. Wright

2. LPRU News Archives have been updated to January 2005!

        Over 200 newspaper articles appearing the world (English language) press related to language during the month of January 2005 have been added to the LPRU News Archives. The full-text of the articles are freely available and the archives are searchable. (See below for list of articles):

Terrence G. Wiley & Wayne E. Wright
Language Policy Research Unit

News articles added for January 2005

*       Bilingual Classes Grow
The Nelson Mail (New Zealand), Jan. 31, 2005 <http://www.asu.edu/educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art5182.txt>
Estonia Prepares for Language Changeover in Russian-Medium Schools
Alexander Shegedin, Eurolang, Jan. 31, 2005
Learning Their Language
Heather Polischuk, The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan), Jan. 31, 2005
Media & Marketing: Why the English Language Can Be So Foreign at Times
Andy Skinner, Birmingham Post, Jan. 31, 2005
Plea Made to Use 'Untapped' Source for Gaelic Teachers
Aberdeen Press And Journal, Jan. 31, 2005
Polish Language Skills at Technology Park Academy
New Straits Times (Malaysia), Jan. 30, 2005
Primary Schoolchildren Are Getting That French Feeling
Irish News, Jan. 31, 2005
Translating Gets Costly for EU
Raf Casert, Associated Press, Jan. 30, 2005
Yo! Linguists Seek True Pronunciation of State's Name; You Say 'Ohio,' They Say 'Ohiyo' - Call the Whole Thing off?
Bill Sloat, Plain Dealer, Jan. 30, 2005
A Sign of Change at Gwanghwamun?
Pinyin News, Jan. 29, 2005
Elmbrook Parents Push for Languages; But Board Members Worry about Cost
Kay Nolan, Journal Sentinel, Jan. 29, 2005
HEC Initiates Chinese Language Training Program
Pakistan Press International Information Services Limited, Jan. 29, 2005
South China Morning Post, Jan. 29, 2005
Mother Tongue 'Threatened' by Call for English; Principals Say Rules Under Review May Put Schools Teaching in Chinese Under Pressure to Change Their Language Policy
May Chan, South China Morning Post, Jan. 29, 2005
No Child Left Behind Burdens States with Irrational Expectations
Ken Goodman, The Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 29, 2005
Preferences Come into Play When Learning A Tongue
South China Morning Post, Jan. 29, 2005
The Korean Herald, Pinyin News, Jan. 29, 2005
Southerners Don't Drink 'Pop'
Scott Leith, The State, Cox News Service, Jan. 29, 2005
Times Ahead for Language Providers
South China Morning Post, Jan. 29, 2005
Croats in Vojvodina against Introduction of Bunjevci Language in Schools
HINA news agency, BBC Monitoring Europe - Political, Jan. 28, 2005
Don't Cut Arts, Spanish
Holly Edmunds, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 28, 2005
English-Only Proposal Is Based on Emotion; Lawmaker's Proposal Wrong on Many Counts
Teclo Garcia, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 28, 2005
HEC Initiates English Language Teaching Reforms
The Pakistan Newswire, Jan. 28, 2005
Teachers Tout Home Language
Susie Gran, Albuquerque Tribune, Jan. 28, 2005
Flemish Parties Quit Brussels Language Talks
Expatica, Jan. 27, 2005
French Education Structure Attacked
Asia Pulse Pte, PacNews, Jan. 27, 2005
Gaelic 'Not Essential' to Help the Language
The Herald (Glasgow), Jan. 27, 2005
Good Sense on Language Testing
The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 27, 2005
Programs Break down Language Barrier
Lisa Reyes, News 14 Carolina, Jan. 27, 2005
Show Targets Bilingual Audience; TV 'Connection' Aids Mesa Schools in Latino Outreach
JJ Hensley, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 27, 2005
Software to Digitise Arabic Text Online
Al Jazeera, Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2005
Anson Chan Laments the Decline of English
Liz Heron and Lu Man-yan, South China Morning Post, Jan. 26, 2005
Cant Understand Your Teacher? ; Students Could Get Tuition Back under N.D. Bill
Curt Woodward, Associated Press, Jan. 26, 2005
Educational Renaissance--Parents More Keen on Kids' Language Learning
The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), Jan. 26, 2005
Judge to Lawmakers: Fund English Classes
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, The Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 26, 2005
Judge: State Shorting English Ed; Lawyer Wants Court to Hold Road Funds If Spending Doesn't Rise
Chip Scutari, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 26, 2005
MSPs Press for Gaelic Commitment
BBC News, Jan. 26, 2005
Proud to Speak Welsh
Carmarthen Journal, Jan. 26, 2005
Russell Slips Anglophone Past New Hiring Policy: Township Council Finds Bilingualism Wrinkle As It Promotes Firefighter
Neco Cockburn, Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 26, 2005
SAR Losing English Edge: Anson
Colum Murphy, The Standard, Jan. 26, 2005
Vietnamese People Interested in Russian Language
RIA Novosti, Jan. 26, 2005
'We' Aren't Spanish-Speaking Nation
Ross Ashdown, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 26, 2005
'We Can't Build A Bilingual Wales without People'
Jenny Rees, Western Mail, Jan. 26, 2005
Yes, He Does Speak Welsh
Journal, Jan. 26, 2005
Falling into the Language Gap
Arwa Gunja, Washington Square News, Jan. 25, 2005
Most Russian- Speaking Teachers Find Estonian-Medium Education Useful
Baltic News Service, Jan. 25, 2005
Namibia; Now Second Language 'Not the Problem'
New Era, Africa News, Jan. 25, 2005
South Africa; English Pupils Pulled out of 'Crisis' School
Cape Argus, Africa News, Jan. 25, 2005
A Language Has A Life of Its Own
Greg Hill, Daily News-Miner, Jan. 24, 2005
Being Bilingual Key to Success: Survey
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Jan. 24, 2005
Being Bilingual Is Key to Success: Survey; Only Employers in America Place More Weight on Degrees
Anna Teo, The Business Times Singapore, Jan. 24, 2005
Compulsory Language Training Called for Foreign Spouses
Flor Wang, Central News Agency - Taiwan, Jan. 24, 2005
Judge Asked to Set Deadline for Legislature to Provide Funding
Associated Press, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 24, 2005
Language Options Reviewed
Colum Murphy, The Standard, Jan. 24, 2005
Official Says French Speakers Disadvantaged in Vanuatu Education System
Vanuatu Daily Post, Monitoring Asia Pacific - Political, Jan. 24, 2005
Stop Coddling Unilingual Nurses
The Gazette, The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 24, 2005
Wise Words
Colum Murphy, The Standard, Jan. 24, 2005
You're Failing the Welsh Language; No Vision' in Adult Teaching
Tom Bodden, Daily Post (Liverpool), Jan. 24, 2005
Bilingual Program Succeeding
Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 23, 2005
Gay Slang Makes Comeback
Paul Majendie, Reuters, Jan. 23. 2005
Ho-Chunk Study Centers Promote Language, Culture
Kate Schott, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 23. 2005
Huh? Is 'Please?' Passé? ; Cincinnatians' Unusual Use of This Word Is Going the Way of Inclines, Breweries And Butcher Shops
Chuck Martin, Enquirer, Jan. 23. 2005
Sign Language Classes Are on the Rise
Stuart Silverstein, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 23, 2005
Trouble in Any Language; Township's New Bilingual Hiring Policy Has Coffee Klatch in A Tizzy
Tom Van Dusen, The Ottawa Sun, Jan. 23, 2005
Double Standard
Liz Westerman, Ottawa Citizen, Jan, 22, 2005
English-Language Utopia Doesn't Exist Anywhere
Jeffery Sung Oon Hua, The Straits Times (Singapore), Jan. 22, 2005
Language of Barams Facing Extinction
The Rising Nepal, Jan. 22, 2005
Maori Broadcasters Miss out
The New Zealand Herald, Jan. 22, 2005
Native Language Programs Running afoul of No Child Left Behind
Mike Chambers, Associated Press, Jan. 22, 2005
'No Change' on Language Policy
May Chan, South China Morning Post, Jan. 22, 2005
Try A Productive Path to English
John Van Deursen, Jan. 22, 2005
Babble about Babel Misuses the Bible
Alejandra Sotomayor, Jan. 21, 2005
Criticised Council Chooses Welsh-Speaking Schools Chief
Western Mail, Jan. 21, 2005
Does Reading Alter Our Reality?
Rose Smith, Psychology Today, Jan. 21, 2005
Is This the End of the Language Class?
Kari Smith, Manchester Guardian Weekly, Jan. 21, 2005
Language Crusade Could Affect All Cities: Top Court to Hear New Brunswick Case; With No Legal Training, Moncton Francophone Has Battled Since 2002 for Bilingual Services
Richard Foot, CanWest News Service, The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 21, 2005
Let Parents Pick the Language
M.A. Nair, New Straits Times (Malaysia), Jan. 21, 2005
Namibia; No Second Language, No School?
New Era, Africa News, Jan. 21, 2005
N.B. Language Suit Has National Implications
CanWest News Service, Edmonton Journal (Alberta), Jan. 21, 2005
Processing of Emotions Transcends Language
Washington Times, Jan. 21, 2005
Tongue-Tied: Dubbing Grows As Overseas Markets Expand
Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 21, 2005
A Quebec Export We Don't Need
Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 20, 2005
French Classes Starting Again for Parents
The Guardian (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island), Jan. 20, 2005
Schools to Test Pupils Who Have English as Second Language
The Associated Press, Jan. 20, 2005
Slips Mark Language Development; UB Researcher Finds Kids' Slips of the Tongue Reveal What They Know about Language
Patricia Donovan, UB Reporter, Jan. 20. 2005
French Immersion More Accessible
Larry Fisher, The Lloydminster Meridian Booster (Alberta), Jan. 19, 2005
Multiple Language Skills Crucial for Success: Study
Virginia Galt, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 19, 2005
Proficiency in English Decreases over A Decade
Nina Bernstein, The New York Times, Jan. 19, 2005
Tribal Leaders Decry Official-English Effort
Judy Nichols, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 19, 2005
Tribal Leaders Decry Official-English Plan
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Jan. 19, 2005
A Model of Bilingualism
Luc Genereux, Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 18, 2005
An Issue in Search of A Point
Earl de Berge, Arizona Republic, Jan. 18, 2005
Economy Demands Language Skills
Colleen Brosnan, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 18, 2005
English Does Matter
The Hindu, Jan. 18, 2005
English-Only Plan Rewrites Meaning of 'Un-American'
E. J. Montini, Arizona Republic, Jan. 18, 2005
Global Survey of Recruiters Reveals Demand for Multi-Language Capabilities among Senior Executives Will Increase Bilingualism Is Already 'Critical' to Success in Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America, And Is of Growing Importance in North America
Canada NewsWire, Jan. 18, 2005
Bilingualism Is Faulty Investment
Dan Montgomery, The Waco Tribune-Herald, Jan. 17, 2005
Bilingual SPH Websites to Serve Shareholders
The Straits Times (Singapore), Jan. 17, 2005
French Day-Care Training Coming
Lana Haight, Saskatchewan News Network; CanWest News Service, The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan), Jan. 17, 2005
Letter to the Editor: The Split over Bilingual Education
Eva L. Barcia, Los Angles Times, Jan. 17, 2004
Preserving the Language; Linguists and Other Experts Are Helping to Save the Cultural History of American Indians
Mark Muckenfuss, The Press-Enterprise, Jan. 17, 2005
The Importance of Speaking English
The Nation (Thailand), Jan. 17, 2005
The Split over Bilingual Education
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 17, 2005
'We the People' in Any Form
José Cardenás, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 17, 2005
Alliance Quebec Provides Tutoring: Language Debate: Two Nurses Who Lost Jobs after Failing French Back in Classroom
Cheryl Cornacchia, Canwest News Service, The Vancouver Province (British Columbia), Jan. 16, 2005
Language Fight Flares again in Belgium, But Not with Violence That Once Nearly Tore Nation apart
Canadian Press, Jan. 16, 2005
French Seek Elective Option
Liz Heron, South China Morning Post, Jan. 15, 2005
'Harmonious' Ontario Towns Say Bylaws Not Needed to Protect French
Dave Rogers, Carly Weeks and Lee Greenberg, The Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 15, 2005
Letter of the Day Column
Ross Reid, The Ottawa Sun, Jan. 15, 2005
Off-Island Parents Decry Lack of English Schooling
Karen Seidman, The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 15, 2005
Rush to Learn English Is Questioned
Ray Cheung, South China Morning Post, Jan. 15, 2005
Toppers, Eat Your Heart out
The Times of India, Jan. 15, 2005
Assisting Non- Native Speakers; Students Practice in Real-Life Setting
Cary Aspinwall, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 14, 2005
Bilingual Sign Bylaw Defended
CP, Times Journal (St. Thomas, Ontario), Jan. 14, 2005
Bilingual Signs Spark Furor; Clarence-Rockland Mayor Defends Bylaw, Russell Counterpart Says Municipalities Should Stay out of Debate
Megan Gillis, The Ottawa Sun, Jan. 14, 2005
Bylaw Is 'Hopelessly Unconstitutional,' Violates Rights: Lawyer: Businesses Should Be Allowed to Use Whichever Language They Want, He Says
Dave Rogers, The Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 14, 2005
Education (Elt Reforms in Pakistan Launched)
Asia Pulse, Pakistan Press International Information Services Limited, Jan. 14, 2005
Forked Tongues
Manchester Guardian Weekly, Jan. 14, 2005
Job Ad Angers Bilingual Lobby
Mike Lewis, The Times Educational Supplement, Jan. 14, 2005
Let Business Pick Its Words
The Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 14, 2005
Ottawa-Area City in Flap over Bilingual Sign Bylaw
CP, London Free Press (Ontario), Jan. 14, 2005
Ottawa Councillors Reject 'Foolish, Bizarre' Idea
Andrew Seymour, The Ottawa Sun, Jan. 14, 2005
Policemen Serving in Chechnya Ordered to Learn the Chechen Language
Nikolay Gritchin, Rusdata Dialine - Russian Press Digest, Jan. 14, 2005
Welsh Immersion Gets Them Talking
Glyn Bellis, The Times Educational Supplement, Jan. 14, 2005
Bilingual Legal Challenges
Western Mail, Jan. 13, 2005
Clarence- Rockland Hires Language Police: New Businesses Forced to Have Signs with English, French in 'Exactly the Same Size'
Dave Rogers, Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 13, 2005
Course Teaches English through Discussion of News
Jessie Hui, South China Morning Post, Jan. 13, 2005
GOP Lawmaker Touts English Bill; Voters May Decide Official Language; Hispanic Leaders Upset
Elvia Díaz, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 13, 2005
Mayor Forced to Defend Controversial Bilingual Sign Law in Ontario
Henderson, Erin, Canadian Press NewsWire, Jan. 13, 2005
Plan to Make English Arizona's Official Language Irks Hispanic
The Associated Press, The Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 13, 2005
Quiet Eastern Ontario Town in Midst of Language Controversy
CTV Television, Jan. 13, 2005
A First in North America: A Trilingual Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Canada NewsWire, Jan. 12, 2005
Activist Group to Help Nurses Learn French
Canwest News Service, Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia), Jan. 12, 2005
Alliance Quebec Comes to Nurses' Aid: 'Tip of Iceberg'. English-Rights Group Arranges Tutoring In French for Pair Who Lost Licences
Cheryl Cornacchia, The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 12, 2005
Duceppe Says Sovereignty Poses No Threat to Francophones Outside Quebec
Canadian Press NewsWire, Jan. 12, 2005
ESF Funding 'Hangs in the Balance'; Arthur Li Says He Has An Open Mind But A Review of the Subsidy Will Continue
Katherine Forestier, South China Morning Post, Jan. 12, 2005
One-Fifth Learning Welsh
South Wales Evening Post, Jan. 12, 2005
Que. Nurses Turfed for Failing French: Advocacy Group Finds Tutor for Two, But They Are Just The 'Tip of the Iceberg'
Montreal Gazette; CanWest News Service, Edmonton Journal (Alberta), Jan. 12, 2005
B.C. Kids Flock to French: Record Numbers Defy Public-School Trend
Elaine O'Connor, The Vancouver Province (British Columbia), Jan. 11, 2005
Opinion-High Demand for English in Mexican Schools; Demand for English Leaves Little Room for Purists
Rhona Statland de López, El Universal (Mexico), Jan. 11, 2005
Related Sorts of Internet-Influenced Mixed Scripts, Abbreviations, and Loan Words Are Also Popular in Taiwan in China among The Young
Pinyin News, Jan. 11. 2005
S. Korea Focuses on Fluency, Communication
The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), Jan. 11, 2005
'Welsh Not Vital for Education Post'
South Wales Evening Post, Jan. 11, 2005
CROSS the English Barrier
The Hindu, Jan. 10, 2005
French Left on Starting Blocks
Kristine Murphy, The Ottawa Sun, Jan. 10, 2005
Hong Kong Government under Fire for English Schools Fiasco
Agence France Presse - English, Jan. 10, 2005
Korean Edges by French in Language Class
The Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 10, 2005
Lab Rats Demonstrate Language Skills
Al Jazeera, Jan. 10. 2005
Rats Can Distinguish Languages, Study Shows
Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, Jan. 10, 2005
Anti-Muslim Treatment on Wane: Textbook Study: French-Language High School Books. Research Finds Sharp Decline in Bias Since '80s, But Notes Ethnocentric Perspectives Persist
Harvey Shepherd, The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 9, 2005
How Y'all Might Could Tell It's A Texan Talkin'
Howard Witt, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 9, 2005
Kenya; National Exams and the Case of Kiswahili as a National Language
The Nation, Africa News, Jan. 9, 2005
The Struggle for English
Nicki Gueles, Sunday Times (South Africa), Jan. 9, 2005
'Welsh' Job Row
Wales on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005
English Language to Be Taught to Libyan Primary School Children
BBC Monitoring International Reports, Jan. 8, 2005
Francophones, Too, Should Have to Pass French Test
Douglas E. Hamilton, The Gazette (Montreal), Jan. 8, 2005
Linguists Identify Mysterious Tongue
Yvonne Wingett, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 8, 2005
Time to Speak up for Immigrant Students
Moira Macdonald, The Toronto Sun, Jan. 8, 2005
Use of English Key to Ailing Nissan's Revival, Author Says
Cecil Johnson, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 8, 2005
Chinese Language Learning to Be Promoted Worldwide
Business Daily Update, Jan. 7, 2005
Czech Centres' Language Courses Abroad Draw Interest - Press
Czech News Agency, Jan. 7, 2005
First Language- Skills Survey in 50 Years Will Grade Nation
Tei Shimizu, The Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 7. 2005
Govt to Check Citizens' Japanese-Language Ability
The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), Jan. 7, 2005
Is the Arabic Language 'Perfect' or 'Backwards?'
Zeina Hashem Beck, The Daily Star, Jan. 7, 2005
OFSTED: Glowing Report for Bilingual Pre-School
Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Jan. 7, 2005
Quebec's Loss
Walter Machny, The Calgary Herald (Alberta), Jan. 7, 2005
Work Away from Home Inspires New Direction
Michael Taylor and Will Clem, South China Morning Post, Jan. 7, 2005
Write English Well or Lose out
David Mason, The Straits Times (Singapore), Jan. 7, 2005
Learning Arabic Linked to US National Security
Adam Wild Aba, Islam Online, Jan. 6, 2005
Nearly 40pc of Primary English Teachers below Par
Teddy Ng, The Standard, Jan. 6, 2005
Herders' Whistled Language Shows Brain's Flexibility
James Owen, National Geographic News, Jan. 5, 2005
If You Want to Get Ahead Learn the Lingo!
UK Newsquest Regional Press - This is Worcestershire, Jan. 5, 2005
A Living History Book; Tribal-Language Teacher Is Spreading the Word
Judy Nichols, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 4, 2005
Don't Make Language the Property of Particular Groups
E.Y., New Straits Times (Malaysia), Jan. 4, 2005
Language Cops Bust Quebec Nurses
Brian Daly, Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Jan. 4, 2005
MK Proposes Declaring Hebrew the Sole State Language
Gideon Alon, Haaretz Daily, Jan. 4, 2005
MOE Applauds Push for Bilingual School Web Sites
Taiwan News, Jan. 4, 2005
U.S. Students May Neglect Native Language
Gustavo Reveles Acosta, El Paso Times, Jan. 4. 2005
Mandarin's Influence Reaches Deep in China: Survey
Xinhua News Agency, Jan. 3, 2005
PBS Investigates the Many Ways We Speak 'American'
Judith S. Gillies, Washington Post, Jan. 3, 2005
Ski Areas Recruit Workers Abroad
Michael Kiefer, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 3, 2005
Standard Chinese Spoken by 53 Per Cent of Chinese People - Survey
BBC Monitoring International Reports, Jan. 3, 2005
A Language for the Borrowers
Ruth Wajnryb, Sydney Morning Herald, Jan. 1, 2005

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