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Language Speaks To Us in ‘The Bilingual Revolution’

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This book is about education and the teaching of foreign language in the American school system…and this book is about community and the use of other languages within a specific social framework…and just as importantly, this book is also about cultures, ancestries, foreign roots, identities, and above all how they manifest through other languages. You could leave a blank space and fill it with your own input, and chances are, it would be coherent. Because, at heart, this book is a love-letter to the preservation of linguistic diversity. Its arrival could not be more timely. A disruptive force in this age of nativist revivalism, where pluralistic criteria are perceived as threats to uniformity and stability of a nation. Jaumont, a…

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A Life in Books: Author Kathleen Hill Talks About the Power of Words and Writing Her New Book

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Before I spoke with Kathleen Hill for the first time, I had been talking with a friend about aging and watching the adults in our lives, some who’ve passed away, struggle with memory in their later years. We were both saying how we wished they had written down some of the stories of their lives, memories of events that would have given us and our children a bit more insight into family histories and reveal how certain events in the lives of those who are connected to our pasts ultimately impact who we are in the present. So we both committed to writing our own memoirs. I became keenly aware, early in the process, that everything I wrote was linked…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 121: The Art and Craft of Translation — Interview with Le French Book

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This is an especially fun episode because Gabriela Pereira interviews not one, not two, but three industry experts: Anne Trager, founder of Le French Book, and the editor and translator for the Winemaker Detective series, Amy Richards and Sally Pane. In this episode, they discuss various considerations and facets of bringing a French series to an American audience. To learn more and read full show notes, go to DIYMFA.com/121

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