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Website offers sign language help
Details on how to report a crime or get information for the deaf or hard of hearing is posted on the police website in sign language.
(BBC News, June 26th, 2006)
Migrant pupils 'need resources'
More resources must be made available to help migrant children integrate better into Northern Ireland schools, a social partnership group has said.
(BBC News, June 26th, 2006)
Website speaks migrant languages
A new website is launched which gives advice to migrant workers in their own languages.
(BBC News, June 23rd, 2006)
Llook who's talking
Not that long ago, Welsh seemed like a doomed language. Now it's being used by hip-hoppers, bloggers, even Big Brother contestants such as Imogen and Glyn.
(The Guardian, June 22nd, 2006)
Language link to 'bubble blowing'
Infants who can blow bubbles and lick their lips are likely to pick up language quickly, research suggests.
(BBC News, June 22nd, 2006)
The popularity of 'time' unveiled
The word 'time' has topped the Oxford English Dictionary's list of the most common nouns in the language.
(BBC News, June 22nd, 2006)
Hotel lands uplifting Doric voice
An Aberdeen hotel gets a local accent for its lift to make guests feel more welcome.
(BBC News, June 16th, 2006)
Radio 1 to fine DJs for swearing
BBC Radio 1 says it will fine presenters who break rules on swearing after Ofcom upholds complaints.
(BBC News, June 12th, 2006)
Why the Welsh voice is so musical
The changing pitch of a melodic Welsh accent such as that of Anthony Hopkins sets it apart, says new research.
(BBC News, June 8th, 2006)
Brown's language call to migrants
Immigrants coming to Britain must learn English - and those who refuse must be made to do so, Gordon Brown says.
(BBC News, June 5th, 2006)
Women lower tone for some vocal equality with men
Women are toning it down. A new book reveals that their voices have deepened significantly in the second half of the 20th century.
(The Times, June 4th, 2006)
FAW to consider working in Welsh
After 130 years, the Football Association of Wales is to look at allowing some of its business to be conducted in Welsh.
(BBC News, June 3rd, 2006)
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August 2005
Icelanders speak up for languages
East End Cockney accent 'fading'
Muslims 'want surmons in English'

September 2005
Manx Gaelic revival 'impressive'
UK 'loves languages after all'
Tingo, nakkele and other wonders

January 2006
Web to preserve Romani heritage
Mind your PMQs? It's eff this and eff that
The C word

August 2006
Armageddon isn't upon us
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