Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why study minority and near-extinct languages?


Take a look at what’s being done at the University of Wisconsin. , and why. https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/04/26/living-languages-a-chain-link-to-the-past/  

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Language and earthquakes?


http://phys.org/news/2016-04-language-earthquakes-insights-disaster-response.html

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Not the kind of thing we normally post, but…


Star Trek’s Klingon Language Is At The Center Of A Bizarre Legal Fight

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5 common problems for Spanish speakers


http://www.theteflacademy.com/5-common-problems-for-spanish-speakers-learning-english-as-a-foreign-language

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Sociolinguistics (1)


A very informative post about migrants failing to integrate linguistically. The real problem with linguistic shirkers

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How we learn words


Some academic stuff – always very good for understanding language and how to teach and learn them better. From our favourite place, Delhi. http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/17/commentary/how-we-learn-words.html  

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Learning a language can boost mental agility in just one week


A new UK study has found that just one-week of an intensive language learning course is enough to boost students’ attention spans. Source: Learning a language can boost mental agility in just one week

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