February 24, 2013

International Mother Language Day

Last Thursday, February 21, was International Mother Language Day. The occasion inspired numerous articles in the media stressing the importance of one’s mother language. Here are some of them:

International Mother Language Day: How many languages can you speak? (focus on Pakistan) - http://tribune.com.pk/story/510708/international-mother-language-day-how-many-languages-can-you-speak

Tribal languages on International Mother language Day - http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/22/tribal-languages-on-international-mother-language-day

Celebrate Our Mother Tongues - http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2013/02/celebrate_our_mother_tongues.html

Forum on aboriginal education (Canadian indigenous languages) - http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Forum+aboriginal+education/7994112/story.html#ixzz2LYb9Fd7O

International Mother Language Day - http://blogs.crikey.com.au/fullysic/2013/02/21/international-mother-language-day

In Mexico, 64 Dialects At Risk Of Extinction - http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/in-mexico-64-dialects-at-risk-of-extinction/language-linguistics-dialects-dialect-preservation-tabasco/c3s10991/#.USmPfBnpZp4

Happy International Mother Language Day! - http://falmouthinstitute.com/language/2013/02/happy-international-mother-language-day

German on Mother Language Day - http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/GIC/2013/02/21GermanWords.html

Finally, here is the official International Mother Language Day website: http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday

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