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November 2005

Cardiff lands Somali book collection
More than 100 books in the Somali language - which has only had a written form since 1972 - have been collected by Cardiff Library.
(BBC News, November 29th, 2005)
Call for dot Scot web identity
A campaign is under way to establish a separate internet domain for groups promoting Scots language and culture.
(BBC News, November 29th, 2005)
Interpreters sought by police
Locally-based language interpreters who can assist officers during interviews are being sought by police.
(BBC News, November 15th, 2005)
£20K Welsh homework helpline
The Welsh Language Board is spending £20,000 to help English-speaking parents understand Welsh homework.
(BBC News, February 14, 2005)
Do you speak Bloglish?
Music blogs might be breaking new bands, but they have been accused of writing in a new language - Bloglish - that no-one can understand.
(BBC News, November 12th, 2005)
School language decline continues
Learning a modern language beyond the age of 14 is now compulsory in only a quarter of England's state secondary schools, a survey suggests.
(BBC News, 3rd November 2005)
Gaelic roots need to be unearthed
In this week's reader's article, Craig Cockburn, who runs an online guide to Scotland, says children should be exposed to Gaelic so that they can learn their history.
(BBC News, 2nd November 2005)
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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
Why are fewer students choosing to study foreign languages at GCSE?

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