$7 million in grants allocated to Native American languages

Earlier this week, 45 Native American tribes and tribal organizations received $7 million in funding for Indigenous language preservation efforts.

Language advocacy groups outraged over airline’s Afrikaans language test

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline by number of passengers, has come under a wave of criticism after forcing UK-bound travelers flying with a South African passport to prove their nationality by taking a test in Afrikaans.

RRR an international hit for Indian cinema with dozens of dubs...

Indian cinema is taking the world by storm this year with the success of RRR, a big-budget Tollywood action epic set in the Britain-controlled India of the early 20th century. The film is a critical and commercial success, raking in $150 million worldwide as of May 28.

Kingdom of Characters: How linguistic innovation turned China into a modern...

Kingdom of Characters, a fascinating new book by Yale University professor and historical scholar Jing Tsu, argues that China's most daunting challenge after its meteoric economic rise over the last century was a linguistic one.

Turkey floats idea of officially changing name to reflect native spelling,...

The Turkish government recently announced plans to change its official name in the United Nations’ registry of country names to “Türkiye,” which more closely resembles the country’s name in the Turkish language.

Los Angeles Chargers reverse-localize schedule release with anime spot

What if you could turn the concept of localization on its head and use a distinctly foreign culture and language to make a local product look even cooler? Well, it’s exactly the kind of reverse-localization tactic the trail blazers at the Los Angeles Chargers seem to have pulled off.

Language activists gather in Belfast to support Irish

On Saturday, May 21, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Belfast to show their support for legislation that would support and protect the use of the Irish language within Northern Ireland.

Africa Day 2022: Developing a more equitable tech landscape for African...

Most of the nations of Africa have been politically independent of colonial powers for the better part of half a century now. Still, discussions at the intersections of language and technology often overlook the continent.

Bill supports New York City Chinatown’s English-Chinese street signs

Since the 1960s Manhattan’s Chinatown has featured bilingual street signs. Installed following a massive influx of Chinese immigrants to the city with the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, the signs aimed to make navigation easier for Chinese New Yorkers who might not read English.