The Rebirth of Catalan: How a Once-Banned Language is Thriving
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The Rebirth of Catalan: How a Once-Banned Language is Thriving

Barcelona is one of the best-known cities in the world, yet visitors expecting to practice their Spanish can often be surprised when they hear Catalan spoken in the streets. The language has had a troubled history, but is a key marker of identity in Catalonia, a region where many hope for independence from Spain… Continue reading

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40+ English terms that make global travelers look ridiculous
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40+ English terms that make global travelers look ridiculous

Geography is hard. Even for those of us who grew up eating every meal over a Rand McNally world map placemat, there are a lot of terms to remember. And confuse. Often, it seems people may not be aware they are using a specific term incorrectly… Continue reading

The Language Chameleon
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The Language Chameleon

Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more.

He’s what is known as a polyglot, a member of the multilingual elite who speaks six or more languages fluently. He’s also a sociolinguist who studies the revitalization of minority languages… Continue reading