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FIT in Review: February

Written By: Youki on March 1, 2009 1 Comment

Be sure to check out “FIT in Review: January” if you missed it.

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A monthly roundup of blog posts on Found in Translation.

diversityCindy Lee ponders diversity in What are you?

daveski asks “What does it mean to speak from multiple voices?” in “[Your post here]

daveski summarizes talks from UCCLLT in “World Language Proficiency in California, Day 1

daveski shares some of his favorite John Austin quotes in “When you are a horse

smileyjessi writes an essay examining language, technology, and Western Youth in “The Modern Language of Apathy

Usree Bhattacharya writes about her students’ and her own experiences as Sanskrit learners in “Meaning-Making in Sanskrit

 Usree Bhattacharya discusses the role of skin coloring, racism, and the media in “Coloring the Women: India Edition

Usree Bhattacharya discusses the representation of marginalized languages in “Language Pariahs: the API Forum

Usree Bhattacharya writes about Indian culture wars in “A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women

Usree Bhattacharya writes about her mother’s memories growing up in “The Madman of Bagh Bazaar

There are four languages that only have one surviving speaker.  Read about them in Usree Bhattacharya’s 2,500 Languages Endangered

Usree Bhattacharya writes film reviews in “Slumdog Millionaire: A Perspective” and “Out of Africa…

nypUsree Bhattacharya follows a friend’s trials and tribulations in love via Facebook updates in “Love Story: Facebook Edition

Youki examines a recent controversial cartoon in “The negotiation of non-negotiable identities

Youki discusses print and digital reading in “The Experience of Reading


FIT’s Linguistic Landscape series  

foucaultdaveski explores visual representations of Foucault in Foucault on every corner

daveski writes about the name change of San Francisco’s Bush Street to Obama Street in “Meet me at the corner of Van Ness and Obama

Usree Bhattacharya reports on interesting road signs across the globe “Road Signs: International Edition

Youki writes about a day in Tilden park in “A strange place… for graffiti?


FIT’s “25 Random (Language-Related) Things About Me…” series

Usree Bhattacharya shares “25 Random (Language-Related) Things About Me…

(well not exactly a series… yet!)


Found in Translation: Multilingual edition

daveski invites you on a journey in “ありがとうございます。

Usree Bhattacharya writes “जय हो!”  – ए. आर. रहमान को बहुत बहुत बधाई हो.



BLC Spring Lecture Series announced

UCLA course in comparative education…en español


Resources and tools

BLC film clip site – A library of film clips now available for UCB students.

Journal issue on monolingualism – an issue of Sociolinguistic Studies out now on monolingualism.

The Stone Age Phrasebook – some of the oldest words, and the evolution of many words.

Are you on the Linguist List? – A mailing list and online resource for conference announcements, book announcements and discussion, job listings, language related questions of all sorts, and lots of other tools and resources.

Conservapedia and The President – the “conservative” Wikipedia-like site.


Humor, miscellany, etc.

Datamoshing – Bleeding pixels hit your screen!

2,144 emails – the number of emails the FIT admins have sent each other in 100 days.

Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut! – An online interactive site that allows you to explore the private “Writing Hut” where he did his writing.

Binary Numbers in 60 Seconds – quick video that teaches a pretty easy way to convert to/from binary and base 10.

Can you name the most commonly used words in the English language? – go for it!

Economic Crisis 101 – The economic crisis innovatively visualized and textualized by Jonathan Jarvis:


and finally, this month’s most interesting string of sentences to hit my email in-box:


“I see Foucault on every corner, coloring the women.  As I meaning-make in Sanskrit, I negotiate the non-negotiable and 25,000 language pariahs are endangered. How do you describe the experience of reading Slumdog Millionaire? A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women speak the language of apathy.”


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One Response to “FIT in Review: February”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 1 March 2009 at 11:22 pm

    OMG what a month it’s been! 🙂

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