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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 22, 2011 No Comment
Politics of Being Counted: Indian Census 2011

The doorbell-which makes the sound of chirpy, chirruping birds-shrieked for my attention on a late Monday morning a few months ago. I was living in a suburb of New Delhi, India, collecting data for my dissertation. As I went to unlock the grill door, I saw a lady dressed in a dark salwar kameez […]

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Written By: daveski on May 5, 2009 1 Comment

If you have some time this Friday, there are going to be some great language events to go to.

First, Ana Celia Zentella, Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego and well-known for her prize winning book Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican children in New York, will be talking at the Center for […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 5, 2009 4 Comments

So “Janet Jackson”, a UC Berkeley graduate student, three other graduate students, and I had just wrapped up our presentations at the Expanding Literacy Studies International, Interdisciplinary Conference for Graduate Students at “the” Ohio State University in Columbus. It was a glorious day, bright and sunny, and we were thrilled that we were all […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 12, 2009 4 Comments
Love Story: Facebook Edition

Over the last months, I have been following a friend’s trials and tribulations in love, a narrative mediated through the terse dozen or so words of Facebook status updates (a popular micro-blogging feature on the site). I reproduce below the exact updates, with the date stamps.

Enyd: finally found someone who makes […]

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Written By: daveski on November 23, 2008 1 Comment

We’ve just added Papyrus News to the blogroll–it’s a blog by faculty and students at UC Irvine’s Digital Learning Lab, headed by Mark Warschauer. The blog’s “About” page says that it “focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies and language and literacy development, education, culture, equity, and diversity.”

Any other blogroll […]

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Written By: Anthony Maparara on August 13, 2008 1 Comment

A cursory look at the literacy rate in Zimbabwe gives a very impressive picture about the Southern African country. According to the United  Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Zimbabwe has the highest literacy rate on the entire continent. 91% of the population is literate (94%males and 88% females). The results even get better […]

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