Archive: Wed Jun 2017

  1. Interpreters play a vital role in immigration courts—but their rights are being violated, labor board says

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    Interpreters play a vital role in immigration courts—but their rights are being violated, labor board says

    “The company tapped by the federal government to provide interpreters in immigration court wrongly classified employees as independent contractors and fired those who spoke out, the National Labor Relations Board said in a complaint issued Wednesday.”

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    —but their rights are being violated, labor board says.
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  2. From Seaspeak to Singlish: celebrating other kinds of English

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    From Seaspeak to Singlish: celebrating other kinds of English

    “Grammar rules have their place, of course, insofar as they offer a framework for precision and comprehension. But rules can be learned to be broken, leading to the formation of identities, cultural protests and unique means of expression.”

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  3. Uptalk Actually Serves a Powerful Purpose

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    Uptalk Actually Serves a Powerful Purpose

    “By turning a declaration into a question, it invites the listener to listen actively, to nod or confirm, much like adding ‘you know?’ or ‘right?’ to a sentence. It also serves a more basic function of ‘floor-holding,’ preventing interruption by indicating there’s more to come; it turns a period into a semicolon.”

    Read more: http://bit.ly/UptalkPurpose

  4. Mafalda Now in Guarani, One of Paraguay’s Official Languages

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    Mafalda Now in Guarani, One of Paraguay’s Official Languages

    “The beloved comic character Mafalda will be available in Guarani starting in June, one of Paraguay’s official languages, thanks to a translation meant to preserve the native dialect and ease its transmission to younger generations, Argentina’s embassy in Paraguay announced Tuesday.”

    Read more: http://bit.ly/MafaldaNowGuarani