Daily Archives: November 25, 2018

What’s the fastest growing second language in the US?

Surprisingly, it’s Telugu, a Dradivian language of southern India: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-45902204?fbclid=IwAR3MGj0g1J0jHX9-wX6MVJgfoCrsgN1MiVj003Gd-pKu8gJKP5JACmD4xlo

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Will “Latinx” win out as a gender-neutral term?

The term Latinx has been invented as a gender-neutral alternative for Latino and Latina. It has met with considerable controversy. If it is accepted, what will this mean for other languages with grammatical gender? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/09/14/latinx-an-offense-to-the-spanish-language-or-a-nod-to-inclusion/?utm_term=.cd96023148f7

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Should “data” be treated as a singular or a plural?

While technically datum is singular and data is plural, usage seems to be changing, with data now more often treated as a singular collective noun: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/594aj8/its-time-to-end-the-data-is-vs-data-are-debate

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