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August 2010

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on August 31, 2010 No Comment
“India exporting English to China”

That’s the title of an article posted in the Indian daily Hindustan Times‘ “World” section, screaming out to me during a routine search for what’s going on in the homeland. As tantalizing as the title is, one quickly learns that it is deceptively so:

Publishers in Beijing are lining up to check if books by […]

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Written By: Billette on August 29, 2010 1 Comment

Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

The debate rages on, no?

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Written By: aaminahm on August 22, 2010 No Comment

Last night I went to a community iftar in Oakland. I volunteered and was placed on napkin duty. As I stood there, folding napkins, I began to see all of the hungry fasters file in to the community center in preparation for our second meal in about 16 hours.
I was excited about the iftar because […]

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Written By: daveski on August 11, 2010 No Comment

If you find yourself wanting to savor a little more of the summertime AND also ease yourself into the semester mindset, you might like to take a look at the reading list introduced in an article on the BLC website, “Late Summer Reads“. Comments and additions are welcome there, if you’ve got readings […]

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Written By: Youki on August 6, 2010 1 Comment

from CrunchGear:

Google Books is one of the most straightforward projects in the Google meta-project of cataloguing and indexing every piece of data in the world. The human race has, after all, only been literate for around five or six thousand years, which makes the task measurable, if not easy. The project is also interesting […]

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