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Language in hospitals debate shifts to Facebook
Delano Staff, Luxembourg, August 22, 2017
http://delano.lu/d/detail/news/language-hospitals-debate-shifts-facebook...

Why French?
Kathy Stein-Smith explains why demand is growing for French the world over
Language Magazine, July 12, 2016
http://languagemagazine.com/?p=125752

Council of Europe highlights the difficulty of using Catalan in the administration of justice
Catalan News Agency, January 21, 2016
http://www.catalannewsagency.com/politics/item/council-of-europe-critici...

Scotland's National newspaper publishes edition written partly in Scots language
Independent, January 6, 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/scotlands-national-newspap...

Communication between gov’t depts should be bilingual, Legco councillor says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/27/communication-between-govt-depts-s...

Global CEOs Who Lack Language Skills Get Lost in Translation
Bloomberg Business, July 23, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-23/global-ceos-who-lack-l...

Warning on danger to future of Irish language
The Irish Times, July 17, 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/warning-on-danger-to-f...

It's official! Speaking more than one language makes you smarter: Bilingual people have more grey matter than those who only know their mother tongue
Mailonline, July 16, 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3164163/It-s-official-Spe...

To Have Irish
The Irish are scrambling to save the most prized part of their culture
The World Post, July 16, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/irish-language_55a7dec0e4b0896514d088a4?

Happy Bastille Day! Here are 8 reasons why you should teach your children to speak Français
Business Insider, July 14, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/speak-french-2015-7

The mini-revival of the Irish language
The Irish Times, April 27, 2015
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/the-mini-revival-of-the-irish-l...\

International Mother Language Day: celebrating linguistic diversity in Europe
European Parliament News, February 20, 2015
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20150217STO24620...

Speaking More Than One Language Could Sharpen Your Brain
Time, November 12, 2014
http://time.com/3581457/bilingual-brain-smart/#3581457/bilingual-brain-s...

Lidl denies 'ban' on Welsh language claims in Welsh shops
November 7, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lidl-provokes-outrage-wit...

N.W.T. doctors say language is barrier to good health
Dr. Nicole Redvers says elders most vulnerable
CBC News, September 27, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/n-w-t-doctors-say-language-is-barrie...

European Day of Languages: how many can you recognise?
European Parliament/News, September 26, 2014
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140924STO69504...

Linguists receive $260,000 grant to study endangered Irish language
University of California Santa Cruz Newsletter, September 22, 2014
http://news.ucsc.edu/2014/09/linguistics-irish-tongue.html

Juggling a cacophony of tongues, UN interpreters avert linguistic disaster
UN News Centre, September 22, 2014
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48776#.VCFhNqWNS4Q

Bilingualism boosts the brain at all ages
Learning a 2nd language pays off for more than communication
CBC News, June 29, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/bilingualism-boosts-the-brain-at-all-ages-...

French-speaking lawyers find advantages to being bilingual
The Advocate, January 27, 2014
http://theadvocate.com/home/8092086-125/french-speaking-lawyers-find-pro...

Dementia delayed by speaking a second language
Medical News Today, November 7, 2013
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/268416.php