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The advantages and disadvantages of a global language

Posted on July 26, 2021

English is spoken in almost every corner of the world. So what happens when a language is so present? Alexandre Chemla explores this question in his post on the benefits and drawbacks of having a global language.

Serving up environmental studies (or history, or visual arts, or just about anything) with a side of language skills

Posted on July 12, 2021

How do you spice up language skills so that they’re appealing to non-language majors? In this post, university professor Lynne Bowker explains how she incorporated linguistic knowledge into a course on information and digital literacy and why language-related skills are staples of any academic diet.

Moving? Changes to Quebec co-ownership rules

Posted on June 28, 2021

Are you moving into a condo in La Belle Province? Do you find the lingo used in insurance policies confusing? Guest blogger Barbara McClintock is here to help you understand the ins and outs of condo insurance terminology in Quebec.

Innu: A rapidly transforming language

Posted on June 14, 2021

Various initiatives have ensured that the Innu language is alive, well and ever-changing! Jérémie Ambroise and Mélanie Guay explain how the phenomenon of relexification is breathing new life into the Innu language without jeopardizing the cultural heritage of the Innu people.

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