The Language Feed - March 13, 2005
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Mon Mar 14 21:06:05 UTC 2005
My impression is that the strategies followed for
Hawaiian and Irish have been quite different, with the
former focusing more on re-establishing an L1 presence
for the language, and Irish focused mainly on L2
acquisition in schools. But there's a lot of info on
the web about the Hawaiian experience if you're
--- Anonby <stan-sandy_anonby at sil.org> wrote:
> I've been following with interest the Hawaiian
> revival. I'm wondering
> if there are children growing up with Hawaiian as
> their first language. If
> not, we might have a situation like Irish, where
> large numbers of people
> learn it as a second language. However, Irish isn't
> hailed as a success
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harold F. Schiffman"
> <haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
> To: "Language Policy-List"
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> Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 5:18 PM
> Subject: The Language Feed - March 13, 2005
> > The Language Feed
> > March 13, 2005
> > This issue and archives can be read on the web at
> > http://mason.gmu.edu/~smorris2/feed
> > Bonuses for language schools
> > Times Online, March 11
> > The Government will offer cash bonuses to
> secondary schools today in an
> > attempt to arrest a sharp decline in the study of
> foreign languages.
> > Lawmakers try again to make English the official
> > Arizona Daily Sun, March 11
> > Nearly seven years after a voter-approved law
> making English the state's
> > official language was overturned, Arizona
> lawmakers are considering
> > whether to put the question on the ballot again.
> > BCC says extra language investment for schools is
> not enough
> > Personnel Today, March 11
> > The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned
> that greater
> > investment on language learning in schools will
> not stop young people
> > leaving school without the necessary language
> skills for business.
> > Ambushed: Volunteers test OSUs foreign language
> > Daily O'Collegian, March 11
> > Language Ambush workers asked 250 students and
> faculty to answer a
> > question in a foreign language. More than 250
> Oklahoma State University
> > students and faculty members were ambushed by a
> foreign language
> > Thursday afternoon.
> > County's diversity shown in language
> > SGV Tribune, March 10
> > Looking for a conversation in Efik? How about Wu?
> Want to chat over
> > coffee in the language of Ladino or Frisian?
> > Md. teen protests foreign language Pledge
> > Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 10
> > A ninth-grader is protesting his school's decision
> to broadcast the
> > Pledge of Allegiance in foreign languages as part
> of National Foreign
> > Language Week.
> > Language skills legacy
> > Malaysia Star, March 10
> > My mother-in-law, who speaks Mandarin and
> Cantonese, used to comment
> > that it was difficult communicating with my son,
> Ian, when he was in
> > kindergarten. Ian only spoke English when he was a
> toddler. Its like a
> > duck speaking to a chicken, my mother-in-law
> would say. I see the same
> > thing happening with my six-year-old daughter,
> > U of A prof creates language for videogame
> > The Gateway, March 10
> > A U of A linguist and computer game company
> BioWare have joined forces
> > to create a realistic, mythical language for the
> > computer game Jade Empire.
> > http://www.gateway.ualberta.ca/view.php?aid=4154
> > Sioux Falls area ranks high in language diversity
> > Aberdeen News, March 10
> > Although the vast majority of residents here
> primarily speak English,
> > the greater Sioux Falls area ranks among the top
> 10 percent in the
> > country for language diversity.
> > Beijing police hone their language skills
> > People's Daily Online, March 10
> > Education should have been the last thing on the
> mind of Xu Jie, now a
> > 39-year-old Beijing police officer - but he ended
> up with a schoolbag
> > and became a full-time student at a foreign
> > District immersed in Chinese language
> > News & Observer, March 9
> > In Chapel Hill's Glenwood Elementary School,
> special "dual language"
> > classes are cleanly divided in half between
> U.S.-born youngsters and
> > native Chinese students.
> > Program helps language skills
> > Minnesota Daily, March 9
> > Some retired professors at the University are
> putting their teaching
> > skills to work again by helping international
> teaching and research
> > assistants with their English skills through the
> Partners in English
> > program. The goal is to help the assistants with
> conversational English
> > they encounter in their classrooms. The program
> will result in a more
> > efficient class for both the student and teaching
> or research assistant.
> > http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2005/03/09/63622
> > Take my word for it
> > The Guardian, March 13
> > Nicholas Ostler's fascinating history, Empires of
> the Word, examines why
> > some languages survive while others die out, and
> why English reigns
> > supreme.
> > It's never too late to learn a new language
> > Press and Sun-Bulletin, March 13
> > ¿Hablas Español? Parlez-vous Francais? Sprechen
> Deutsch? Parli l'italiano?
> > If not, would you like to? Is it ever too late to
> pick up another
> > language?
> > Hawaiian language enjoying revival in its homeland
> > North County Times, March 12
> > "E heluhelu kakou," Nako'olani Warrington tells
> her third graders --
> > let's read together. But there's no need to
> translate at Ke Kula Kaipuni
> > o Anuenue, a public immersion school where all
> instruction for the 350
> > students is in the Hawaiian language.
> > Scots Gaelic is in peril. It is our duty to save
> > Sunday Herald Online, March 13
> > Muriel Gray argues that multicultural Scotland
> should give priority to
> > protecting our most endangered species, the native
> Gaels, before we
> > start worrying about those who speak Punjabi, Urdu
> or Arabic.
> > http://www.sundayherald.com/48303
> > Alphabet soup
> > St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 13
> > I am the world's worst speller. I have been all my
> life. My homework
> > from Miss Pedrow's third-grade language arts class
> to Dr. Gurevitch's
> > doctoral seminar in persuasion and attitude change
> all came back with
> > the measles, solid red marks from top to bottom.
> "Good writing,
> > atrocious spelling" was the verdict of just about
> every essay contest I
> > ever entered (even those I won).
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