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Linguistic Anthropology Roundup #5

Fifth linguistic anthropology roundup, by Leila Monaghan

Linguistic Diversity

Linguistic diversity has been in the news in the last few weeks in a couple of different guises.

First, there was an article about the many languages of New York City (particularly Queens)

Listening to (and Saving) the World’s Languages

The chances of overhearing a conversation in Vlashki, a variant of Istro-Romanian, are greater in Queens than in the remote mountain villages in Croatia that immigrants now living in New York left years ago.
Just starting are Twitter adventures:

As you have only 140 characters per tweet, twittering has some very arcane ins and outs.