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Lamenting language loss: Where would national identity be today if Irish was still spoken in Ireland?
03-15-2024 3:32 PM


The 2019 Green River Festival had Rhiannon Giddens as the headliner on the last Sunday afternoon.I was intrigued by her background: a banjo player, violinist and singer, an ethnomusicologist trained in opera at Oberlin College, a charming beauty and...

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An exhibit to kvell over: Expansive new Amherst exhibit looks at the global impact of Yiddish
10-27-2023 8:13 AM


About five to six years ago, staff at the Yiddish Book Center began considering an expansive exhibit on Yiddish culture that would open in 2020 to mark the book center’s 40th anniversary.The pandemic and a few other things prevented that from taking...

Oliveira bill seeks to include sign language classes in schools
04-11-2023 9:23 AM

By Sydney Ko

Brittainy Simpson grew up in the hearing world but was considered an oral deaf, a person who is born deaf or becomes deaf before they learn how to speak. Despite getting by with a hearing aid and lip-reading, Simpson only learned how to sign at age...

New language program to benefit older immigrants at Jones Library 
01-02-2023 7:21 PM


AMHERST — Older immigrants to the region, including those without English skills and a formal education, will benefit from development of a new curriculum for a program that will be housed in the long-running English as a Second Language Center at the...

Non-binary pronouns a growing part of gender identity
07-31-2016 2:55 PM


In coming out to dozens of co-workers at a buttoned-up health research office, Aubri Drake had to start from the beginning.“When you’re born, when you pop out, the doctor takes a quick look between your legs and says ‘It’s a boy,’ or ‘It’s a girl,’”...

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