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Language, Regionalism, and Political Protest in Thailand

By Martin W. Lewis | April 28, 2010 | One Comment

The massive protests currently threatening the government of Thailand are generally described in the U.S. press in terms of class dynamics. The red-shirt demonstrators, followers of the deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, are said to represent Thailand’s peasantry. Poor and politically marginalized farmers had benefitted from the

New Language Blog – Languages of the World by Asya Pereltsvaig

By Martin W. Lewis | March 23, 2010 | 2 Comments
New Language Blog – Languages of the World by Asya Pereltsvaig

Geocurrents readers interested in linguistic matters should note Asya Pereltsvaig’s new blog, Languages of the World. Asya has commented insightfully on linguistic issues in a number of Geocurrents posts, and her new blog promises to be interesting and informative

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