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Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, the author best known for writing A Year in Provence, has died.<p>His publisher, Alfred A Knopf, announced on Thursday that the British writer died in a hospital near his home in the south of France at the age of 78 after a brief illness.<p>A Year in Provence, 20 years on<p>Read more<p>Mayle’s …

France

Costa Rica, A Nation with Linguistic Diversity

The countries of Latin America are characterized by using Spanish as a language, which is a characteristic that relates them closely to Spain. Within …

Language

How catty and tael entered the English language, along with picul, mace and candareen – Asian weight measurements | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Those who frequent</b> traditional retail outlets in Hong Kong (herbalists, goldsmiths, wet markets) will have dealt in weight measurements of the …

Asia

What are the worst words in the English language?

<i>@Pandamoanimum</i> over on <i>Twitter</i> has released her list of ‘words/phrases that need destroying’.<p>Updated my list of words/phrases that need …

British Humour

Tomayto or tomahto? That is the question I wrestle with

Working on UK and US versions of my book made me realise how much living in New York has affected my pronunciation<p>I have lived in the US for 10 years, and although I take the elevator down to the lobby from my apartment, when I go outside I walk on the pavement. My children wear diapers but, by and …

Diapers

Being bilingual may help autistic children

Study suggests bilingualism may increase cognitive flexibility in kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)<p>Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders …

Autism

Those Incredible Interpreters

Interpreting is one of the most difficult linguistic skills<p>Post written by François Grosjean.<p>Have you ever sat down in an interpreter's booth, put on …

Language

Teachers with Northern accents are being told to 'posh up', here's why

The way we talk can reveal a lot about us and our origins – in terms of region, class and ethnicity. The UK has a wide variety of accents but not all …

English is no longer a foreign language in NL, but it has a unique character here

<b>Are the Dutch now native speakers of English, and is Dutch-English a distinctive thing? Deborah Nicholls-Lee meets linguistics expert Alison Edwards</b> …

decathect - Word of the Day | Dictionary.com

• to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss: <i>He decathected from her in order to</i> …

Bereavement

15 Signs You Have Nailed the German Language

12 Essential Spanish-Language Female Authors

<i>Cristina Rivera Garza's astounding and mind-bending novel</i> The Iliac Crest <i>is about two women visiting an unnamed narrator at his oceanside home and</i> …

5 Benefits of Linguistic Learning

There is no form of communication that is as complex as the human language. Speech is what connects humans around the world. Although the languages …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

Welsh learners spreading the word on 'language of heaven'

FLUENT Welsh speakers helping learners attempting to grasp the language will be an important part of the plan to have one million Welsh speakers by …

Language Learning

Bringing back a language only 50 people can speak

Kevin Lowe, who is a former inspector of Aboriginal education for the NSW Board of Studies (now the NSW Education Standards Authority), said that …

Indigenous Peoples

The Bilingual Brain: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

There is more than one type of bilingualism.<br>Read More

Language Learning

Sound and fury: how pronunciation provokes passionate reactions

Auditory beauty lies in the ear of the listener but to focus on sounds we don’t like is to miss out on the riches, power and beauty of the English sound system<p>When I used to present programmes on English usage on Radio 4, people would write in and complain about the pronunciations they didn’t like. …

Language

How to Become a Better Writer in Your Second Language

Although this article focuses on second language writers, most of the suggestions here will be useful for native English speakers as well.People who …

The Complicated Story Of How Israelis Greet Each Other In The Morning

Tel Aviv is a city of night owls, but the Mediterranean morning sun makes it hard to sleep in, which may be why morning means hearing waitresses all …

'Alternative facts' wins 2017 German 'non-word of the year'

The term, first used by US President Donald Trump's White House team, beat out other offensive terms like "babycaust." The "non-word of the year" …

Donald Trump

Princess Charlotte Is 'Already Bilingual': Is It Worth Introducing A Second Language To Your Toddler?

You don't need a Spanish nanny to do it. 🇪🇸<p>Princess Charlotte is “already bilingual” thanks to her Spanish nanny, sources have claimed.<p>The …

Language Learning

TV - « La Reine bicyclette : l’histoire des Français à vélo »

A voir aussi ce soir. Laurent Védrine nous conte la fabuleuse histoire d’une passion française (sur LCP à 20 h 30).<p>Documentaire sur LCP à 20 h …

Ces femmes qui ont marqué l'histoire de l'informatique moderne

Si l’univers de la programmation informatique est aujourd’hui un milieu majoritairement masculin, les femmes ont pourtant joué un rôle majeur dans la …

NASA

Paris Metro drivers not stopping at stations to avoid crack-fuelled violence

Certain Paris Metro drivers say they are not stopping at some stations in the north east of the capital on purpose to protect passengers from …

Cocaine

Laeticia Hallyday et ses filles ont quitté Saint-Barth pour Los Angeles - La Parisienne

<b>Laeticia Hallyday</b> et ses filles Jade et Joy étaient à Saint-Barthélémy depuis le 10 décembre dernier, veille de l’inhumation de Johnny Hallyday. …

Procès de la «veuve noire» de la Côte d’Azur : les singulières confessions d’un ex-amant

Au deuxième jour du procès de Patricia Dagorn à Nice, une victime a décrit ce mardi les stratagèmes de la «veuve noire» accusée d'avoir empoisonné …