21st February, the background history of becoming ‘International Mother Language Day’ and a proposal of establishing ‘Ekushe Corner’ at every library of the world.

Today’s article comes to us from Tahur Ahmed, Library Circulation Officer at the East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Language movement is a historical part of Bangladesh. In 1947 India and Pakistan gained independence from Great Britain. Two new state born in the world map. Pakistan was decided Urdu will be their state language. One thing is […]

Emojis: annoying symbol or emerging language?

The emoticon or ‘emoji’ (meaning picture character in Japanese) has recently been elevated in status from mere entertaining image, to language. Sam Wallman has created an interesting webcomic for the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne Australia, discussing whether the emoji is a legitimate form of language. Whether you love them or hate them it seems the […]