News tagged with linguistic diversity

When languages die, we lose a part of who we are

The 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) is in full gear and climate change is again on everyone's mind. It conjures up images of melting glaciers, rising sea levels, droughts, flooding, threatened habitats, endangered species, ...

dateDec 10, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Diversity is good for your English

New research from experts at The University of Manchester has revealed that as the country's linguistic diversity increases, speakers of other languages are also becoming more proficient in English.

dateOct 21, 2013 in Social Sciences
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The census has got it wrong on languages

The widely reported census figures published yesterday by the Office of National Statistics supposedly gave us all a snapshot of what languages we speak and where we speak them. But the data is woefully inaccurate, says Professor ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Manchester boasts 153 languages

(Phys.org)—Linguists at The University of Manchester have discovered their city boasts of at least 153 languages, making it one of the world's most diverse places.

dateDec 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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