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Quebec Language Watchdog Launches Review After ‘Pastagate’ Fallout

February 26, 2013, 9:30 pm

Quebec will launch a review of its language authority after widespread criticism of overzealous language inspectors.

Congress Votes to Remove ‘Lunatic’ from US Law

December 6, 2012, 9:53 pm

The House of Representatives passed a measure that would remove the word “lunatic” from federal law.

A Canadian View: Language Matters in Global-Warming Debate

October 3, 2012, 12:02 am

How we talk about something to a great degree determines how we will act. In the debate about climate change, the talk has often been misleading.

New Language Rules for Citizenship Applicants

October 1, 2012, 9:20 pm

New rules requiring evidence of language proficiency for citizenship applicants come into effect Nov. 1.

Opening Worlds of Speech With ‘Hippotherapy’ Part 2

August 9, 2012, 9:51 pm

Continuation of Hippotherapy program HorseTalk, developed by Toby Freeman for children with speech difficulties. Hippotherapy—using horses to aid therapy—can help children [...]

Hyrax ‘Songs’ Express Unique Identity and Self-Advertising

July 2, 2012, 11:05 pm

Small rodent-like animals called hyraxes produce vocalizations that provide details of an individual’s traits, such as age, status, and size.

Cultural and Biological Diversity Hotspots Are Linked

May 7, 2012, 2:59 pm

Areas where endangered species are concentrated also tend to be home to numerous endangered languages.

Low Vitamin D in Mothers Linked to Language Impairment in Their Children

February 27, 2012, 6:21 pm

Research finds that mothers with low vitamin D levels are more likely to have children who have language impairments.

Canada’s Incessant Language Battle Flares Up Over Store Signage

February 9, 2012, 12:53 am

A battle over freedom of expression involving Canada’s two dueling official languages is being pitched in a small township in Ontario.


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