Did you see the interview with the Korea expert, from his home office, where his children come into the room? Who did you think the woman was who frantically pulled them out?
Ana Menéndez writes about teaching creative writing in contexts where many of the students are multilingual, and the language of instruction is often not their first language. How is language linked to identity and culture?
Maps can show us many things — here are some interesting ones!
Growing controversy over the use of a nonverbal gesture linked to Nazi Germany is increasing in France. Questions of racial/cultural hatred versus freedom of expression, political correctness, and history are part of the discussion in this very real case study currently unfolding.
- BBC News – Who, What, Why: What is the quenelle gesture? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25550581
- The Daily Mirror (UK Newspaper) – Nicolas Anelka, Dieudonné and why la quenelle can never be considered an innocent gesture: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/nicolas-anelka-quenelle-dieudonnes-la-2970567
- Haaretz (Israeli Newspaper) – What the hell is a ‘quenelle’? Why everyone is searching Google for an anti-Semitic salute: http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/routine-emergencies/1.566422
A concise list of things to do when communicating with those whose first language is different from your own (when you’re communicating in your native language):
- Removal of Roma children ‘not normal’ says activist (irishtimes.com)
- Mystery Blonde Girl Is Roma (world.time.com)
Words with no easy translation in English!