Digital Language Death

languageYou could have knocked me over with a weak cliché:  do you know that every two weeks or so the world experiences the demise of yet another active language. How many hundreds of years did people speak and write that fading language and now it is only available in books. If people stop using their traditional language, can we still call it a language? I guess so: look at Nahuatl and, of course, Latin which isn’t even used in the high church any more.

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Winter Reading

Tin HouseIt’s Issue #58 of Tin House. The topic is Winter Reading. Check out the Table of Contents:

  • Fiction:  Steven Millhauser, Paul Willems, Elisa Albert, Alexander Maksik, Chinelo Okparanta, Shirley Jackson, Jenny Offill
  • Poetry:  Patricia Lockwood, Meghan O’Rourke, Britta Ameel, Kazim Ali, Wong May, Kevin Young, Dora Malech, Mark Z. Danielewski, Bianca Stone, Josh Bell, Major Jackson
  • Interview:  Kevin Henkes, Robert Stone
  • Lost & Found:  Robert Anthony Siegel, Dani Shapiro, Gabrielle Gantz, Rachel Monroe, Tobias Carroll

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