Renata Flores, an indigenous Peruvian, is also an Internet sensation. That happened after a video of her singing a Michael Jackson hit went viral. Flores wasn't singing the song in English or Spanish. Instead, she sang it in her native tongue, Quechua.
In Beirut, most people don't just speak one language but three: English, French & Arabic. It's what many in Beirut call Lebanon's mother tongue — and speakers will often drift from one language to the next, mid-sentence.
Yowei Shaw was born in the United States and speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her grandfather is from Taiwan and speaks virtually no English. Kid talk was fine when Yowei was a kid. But now she's grown up, she's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.
The Hugo is one of the most prestigious English-language awards in science fiction — handed out to some of the biggest names in the genre. But this year's honoree is a seemingly unlikely writer — a novelist who didn't even write his book in English: Liu Cixin.
In a northern Turkish town, they use a complicated form a whistling to communicate. One bio-psychologist has been analyzing this whistling language to learn how the brain processes it differently than speech.