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Language in everyday life

In Pakistan, the Punjabi language is mainly spoken rather than written and it is used in predominantly rural rather than urban areas. Urdu, rather than Punjabi, is the first language taught in schools in Punjab, so that every educated Punjabi … Continue reading

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China’s minorities learn a difficult language lesson

As China’s planners roll out a bilingual English-Putonghua (standard Chinese) education policy across their vast country, the impact it is having in remote minority-language-speaking communities is being overlooked, says Anwei Feng.¬†Guardian Weekly, Friday 11 February 2005. Read more..

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