- Jasmine Heesaker
Language Watch Canada (Jan 2019)
Updated: Sep 10, 2019
January 2019 Edition
I decided it could be fun to compile a monthly list of some of the most interesting language-related news articles in Canada.
For all the language enthusiasts out there, this is for you! So, without further ado, here it is... in no specific order:
1. Why some French-speaking non-binary people don't seek treatment in their language
(Jan 23, 2019)
This article tackles the inherently gendered way that the French language is constructed and its limitations in an ever-changing society.
2. Babies who hear more than one language develop attention advantage
(Jan 30, 2019)
This articles reinforces what we have been told for years. Learning or even just hearing more than one language is beneficial to cognitive development.
3. Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media
(Jan 9, 2019)
This article delves into the ways that social media is helping to create a new platform for promoting and revitalizing indigenous languages in Canada.
4. Edmonton students thrive in Arabic bilingual program
(Jan 20, 2019)
This article highlights the successes of bringing new languages into the classroom.
5. Supporting the Vitality of Linguistic Minority Communities in Prescott-Russell
(Jan 23, 2019)
This article celebrates a win for French-speaking communities in Canada.
6. Sound of native languages in parliament to mark win for indigenous Canadians
(Jan 27, 2019)
This article examines the positive and negative outcomes of providing access to simultaneous translations of speeches given in indigenous languages in Parliament.
7. Is it time for Canada to change the way English is taught?
(Jan 17, 2019)
This article questions the way that English should be taught in Canada, as the number of people speaking more than one language at home is on the rise.
What was your favourite article? Did you come across any other language-related news articles in Canada or around the world that you'd like to share? Let me know in the comments!