Tag: Language

Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the state’s 19 public safety net hospitals. Providing healthcare services to patients regardless of their

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Language Discrimination in Pakistan Harms Women and Indigenous Culture

By Zubeida Mustafa -Pakistan- Asifa, 12, lives in Karachi, the port city in southern Pakistan. She is a child of the lesser gods. That means that she is malnourished and falls ill frequently. Her home is a modest two-room house

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Push the Envelope: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

by Tetyana Margolina -USA- Many years ago, when my sister and I were little girls, our dad introduced us to a family ritual, which he had adopted as soon as he left his father’s house at the age of fourteen.

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A Tourist at Home and Abroad: The House on an Irish Hillside

by Emily Herzlin -USA- A few years ago I became obsessed with the 19th century Irish playwright John Millington Synge. He was raised near Dublin, but was drawn to the wild Irish west where the people still spoke Irish. After

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If There is Something to Desire:Interview with Russian Poet Vera Pavlova

by Anna Clark – USA – Why is the word yes so brief? It should be the longest, the hardest, so that you could not decide in an instant to say it, so that upon reflection you could stop in

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The Linguists: Searching for Endangered Languages Around the World

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Linguistics, the study of languages, is generally not interesting for people who are not linguists. Filming the daily work of a linguist – reading and listening – is an idea better suited for a

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Author Cynthia Reeves Explores Relationships, Language and Dreams in Badlands

by Anna Clark – USA – There comes a time when a reader is starved for something new. A lot of tremendous fiction is being published these days, but most people don’t ever hear about it. In a time when

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