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The Mercury

Bhutanese community growing as migrant families find news homes in Tasmania's hills
The Mercury
The most common non-English language is Mandarin, which is spoken by 3971 Tasmanians — having grown from 0.4 per cent in 2011 to 0.8 per cent in 2016. Nepali is spoken by the 686 migrants from Nepal in Tasmania, as well as many in the 811-strong ...

Houston Chronicle

Press 1 for English? These days, biliteracy deserves not just tolerance, but academic rewards [Editorial]
Houston Chronicle
In today's competitive workforce, students need every advantage they can get. For too long, the built-in advantage of speaking a different language in the home was squandered. Now, students can cultivate their language knowledge and turn it into ...


Why Alexa or Google Home Don't Understand What You Say
The companies said they are devoting resources to train and test the systems on new languages and accents, including creating games to encourage more speech from voices in different dialects. "The more we hear voices that follow certain speech patterns ...
Three humans are giving the Google Assistant a personalityThe Australian Financial Review

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