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Beyond Words Podcast: Episode 11

Episode 11: The Language News Report

Welcome to ALTA’s Beyond Words Podcast. Our podcasts provide listeners with the latest language news, language-related interviews, and language lessons that can be applied to real-world situations. They’re always brief, always informative, and always entertaining.

During the Language News Report, you’ll hear summaries of the week’s top language-related stories. You can listen to the podcast on our website or download it for later playback on any standard MP3 compatible device.

This week, you’ll hear about a new English language resolution in Minnesota, protests over language in China, and you’ll learn about the National Anthropological Archives’ collection of endangered language manuscripts. We hope you enjoy listening!

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Articles in this week’s Language News Report

Lino Lakes approves English-only resolution
As English Spreads, Indonesians Fear for Their Language
Cantonese in China protest over language loss fears
Mendota tribe struggles to keep language, culture alive
National Anthropological Archives Receives Grant from President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Other noteworthy language-related articles
Does language influence culture?
Research by the UJI shows that bilingualism is associated with brain reorganization that involves better efficiency in functions
Colleges strive to make foreign languages relevant
English skills taking off among pilots

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All music and sound effects were provided by The Freesound Project.
Thank you to the following people for use of their field recordings and samples:
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