Category Archives: Language around the world

News about language issues everywhere

The daily bit of linguistics


http://daily.jstor.org/in-which-we-science-why-nouns-become-verbs-because-language/

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Why this journalist is learning Cherokee


Where there’s a methodology, second language learners can just fly! someone says. We believe that too! http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2016/08/01/why-m-learning-cherokee-first-language-our-landscape/87885016/

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A podcast on language entrenching disadvantage


For those interested in Sociolinguistics, the following podcast from a master focuses on how language entrenches disadvantage. Good for ELT too!   Ingrid Piller, “Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics” (Oxford UP, 2016)

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A fun resource on movies featuring language


http://www.languagecrawler.com/2016/07/25-must-see-movies-featuring-linguists.html

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Why are so many languages lost?


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The challenge of adult language learning | OUPblog


Adult migrants often struggle to learn the language of their new country. In receiving societies, this is widely seen as evidence that migrants are lazy, lack the required will power or, worse, actively resist learning the new language as an … Continue reading

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And another fun video from The World is our Thing!


Why does Russian have no word for blue, and the word for yesterday and tomorrow is the same in Hindi? Watch here! http://theworldisourthing.com/why_russian_has_no_blue.htm

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