Episode 31: What You Are is What You Say (Language and Identity)
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November 30, 2015
Welcome to Episode 28, a fun collection of language learning news. Lindsay and I shared our progress in Japanese and Welsh, read out wonderful listener feedback, and finally moved on to 3 big news items. What’s it like when your language changes to express who you are? The episode features an interview with J from Compassionate Language Learner who identifies as gender-neutral and has some fabulous things to say about the topic. Swedish introduces “hen” pronoun Oxford Dictionary introduces “Mx” as a new honorific Fluent’s Quick Guide to Language Blogging for Beginners See The World in a New Way with Emoji An emoji is ‘word of the year’, but is it even a word? Is this good? * Emoji word of the year Lindsay’s Video: Is Emoji a Language? African Languages Aren’t English The East African Council has just switched its lead language from English to Kiswahili. Could Kiswahili become an African lingua franca? We love hearing from you! Tips of the Week Lindsay’s tip is using the Interlinear books method of learning a…