Here is a sample text, taken from the news: A television station employee was shot dead on Friday in the northwestern city of Peshawar as violent crowds filled the streets of several cities on a day of government-sanctioned protests against an anti-Islam film made in the United States. The unrest came as governments and Western institutions in many parts of the Muslim world braced for protests after Friday Prayer — an occasion often associated with demonstrations as worshipers leave mosques. In Tunisia, the authorities invoked emergency powers to outlaw all demonstrations, fearing an outpouring of anti-Western protest inspired both by the American-made film and by cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a French satirical weekly. American diplomatic posts in India, Indonesia and elsewhere closed for the day. In Bangladesh, several thousand activists from Islamic organizations took over roads in the center of the capital, Dhaka after prayers.
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This is a list of languages arranged by the approximate dates of the oldest existing texts recording a complete sentence in the language. It does not include undeciphered scripts , though there are various claims without wide acceptance, which, if substantiated, would push backward the first attestation of certain languages. It also does not include inscriptions consisting of isolated words or names from a language. In most cases, some form of the language had already been spoken and even written considerably earlier than the dates of the earliest extant samples provided here. A written record may encode a stage of a language corresponding to an earlier time, either as a result of oral tradition , or because the earliest source is a copy of an older manuscript that was lost. An oral tradition of epic poetry may typically bridge a few centuries, and in rare cases, over a millennium.
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Recipient of numerous awards including a MacArthur and author of novels: The House on Mango Street and Caramelo , short stories: Woman Hollering Creek , and poetry collections: My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman , she is currently at work on several writing projects including two books of essays, a book of short stories, a novel and a children's book, Bravo, Bruno , to be published in Italy in Her forthcoming adult book, Have You Seen Marie? This interview was conducted over the phone by Interview Coordinator Erin Caldwell. She said of the process, "Getting the chance to interview Sandra Cisneros on the phone was kind of like a dream come true.
Eric Carle born June 25, is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most noted for The Very Hungry Caterpillar , a picture book that has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies, equivalent to 1. He has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote, and more than million copies of his books have been sold around the world. Carle was also a U.