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The World in Words with Patrick Cox focuses on language. We decode diplospeak and lay bare nationalist rants. And as English extends its global (...)
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The global rise of Swahili

Hakuna Matata. You may recognize this phrase. You may even find yourself humming the earworm-provoking song of the same title from Disney's (...)

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  • play episode http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast421a.mp3

The Standing Rock Sioux's other fight

Standing Rock is more than a social movement for clean water rights. It's also where the Lakota language is re-inventing (...)

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  • play episode http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast420.mp3

'I'm Arab but I don't speak Arabic'

The language you would expect to hear in the United Arab Emirates is Arabic. Yet in a place like Dubai, English is the language on the streets, (...)

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  • play episode http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast419.mp3

How do you say 'cancer' in Mixtec?

Folks from Salinas, California like to remind you that their valley is the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Not that you can forget. When you drive (...)

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  • play episode http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast418a.mp3

Should we learn in two languages?

We know much more about bilingualism than we did 18 years ago when Californians voted to ban bilingual education. What does the research tell us? (...)

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  • play episode http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast417.mp3


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