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Top five language stories this month with Patrick and Carol: Shakespeare's plays will be performed in 38 languages next year in London; two new studies on texting focus on grammar acquisition and the habits of Australians; an effort to eradicate a Colonial-era pidgin still used by South African mineworkers; attempts to keep Russian and Chinese free of English words; and a new book by Nicholas Ostler sparks a debate about the staying power of English.<img id="pri-insights" src="http://api.pri.org/insights/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pri.org%2Fstories%2F... />

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