When the Canadian MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette stood in the House of Commons in June 2017 to deliver a speech on the country’s epidemic of violence against indigenous women, few of his colleagues could him.
Alain Mabanckou, the acclaimed Congolese writer, has rejected Emmanuel Macron’s project to boost French speaking worldwide, calling instead for a complete overhaul of the club of French-speaking countries
“Mi jo e soweli lili tu. soweli mi li moku e kala.”* Only around 100 people in the world understand this language. This is Toki Pona, created in 2001 by Sonja Lang, a Toronto-based linguist, and I’m one
As linguists celebrate English Language Day and Shakespeare’s birthday, what does the ever-changing way we speak reveal about us? It is a division as entrenched and as bitter as the split between Brexit