Haiti - A manmade disaster

Published on 14 January 2010 at 17:14

Haiti

A manmade disaster

The Guardian

As the international community scrambles to the aid of Haiti after the January 12th earthquake, Peter Hallward in the Guardian points out its complicity in the island’s enduring economic devastation, which leaves hundreds of thousands all too easily exposed to large-scale natural disaster.

 

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10 hot words for 2010

La Repubblica

Every year a slew of new words – Anglicisms, for the most part – emerge and enrich – or contaminate, depending on how you look at it – the Italian language. With its marked penchant for neologisms, the press then willingly takes over and spreads the word(s). Italian linguist Linda Rossi Holden looks at 10 such Anglicisms that osmosed into Italian last year.

 

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