Ekushey: Between language and culture

Ekushey is Bangladeshi culture

Bangladeshis, home and abroad, celebrate Ekushey February to remember Bangla Language Movement and to honor those who sacrificed their lives to preserve Bangla as their mother language in February 21st of 1952. Bangladeshis feel proud to think Ekushey February as their very own achievement – an immediate triumph in protecting the rights to read, write, … Read more…

How cool is your mother tongue?

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What is the status of the language you call your mother tongue (first/native/arterial language)? How cool is it? One of the unfortunate realities of some international languages is that success or failure is often determined by language status. Yes, languages have so-called “status”. Some languages are high status, some are low status, some are in … Read more…