Spain’s justice system targets the Catalan language
It is absurd for a court of law to pass judgement on matters that pertain to linguistics
Last Monday cartoonist Julio César Pérez (known as Amarillo Indio) asked on Twitter: “Why do we need linguists, when we can have judges ...
Palestinian cities are ghost towns between settlements, on Google Maps
In Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith happens upon an old newspaper clipping that proves that Big Brother had framed three men for crimes against the state. All past evidence contradicting the regime’s ever-changing “truth” was ...
Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? U.S. immigration courts overwhelmed by indigenous languages
SAN DIEGO — With a mother and her three children facing deportation, the immigration judge wanted to make sure the woman understood the charges against her. But even with the help of an interpreter speaking in Q’anjob’al, a Mayan language, ...
What International Mother Language Day means for Indian languages
- Subhashish Panigrahi सुभाशिष पाणिग्रही ಸುಭಾಶಿಶ್ ಪಾಣಿಗ್ರಾಹಿ
21 February, the anniversary of the creation of the Tlaxcala translators' network back in 2006, is also ...
Have children really been named Clitorine?
- Cédric Mathiot
There is no evidence of this. But the urban legend is tenacious, largely fuelled by... the media and ...
In the name of Zionism, change your name
- Efrat Neuman אפרת נוימן
Zarechansky became Sa'ar, Brog became Barak: Behind many names in this country are stories involving ...
Inside the Oxford English Dictionary: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?
- Andrew Dickson
For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might ...
137 social leaders and activists murdered in Colombia this year: a localization map
- TLAXCALA ΤΛΑΞΚΑΛΑ ТЛАКСКАЛА تلاكسكالا 特拉科斯卡拉
This map, basing on data from INDEPAZ, says more than many speeches on the ongoing “peace process” ...
Growth of World Mega Cities: A Map
- Carl Sack
This map shows the growth of the world's 30 largest cities between 1970 and 2010. Use the buttons ...
A #NoDAPL Map
- Carl Sack
When I decided to become a cartographer, I didn’t just want to make pretty and useful maps. ...