Language's Mermaids

By Leonardo Vannucci | About languages all over the World

Your Brain Remembers Languages You Think You Forgot

New evidence suggests that the earliest traces of a language can stay with us into adulthood, even if we no longer speak or understand the language …

All talk: Cormac McCarthy on language

Subscription Required<p>An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its …

‘Anumeric’ People: What Happens When a Language Has No Words for Numbers?

From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?<p>Numbers do not …

The Guardian view on computers and language: reproducing bias

The English language is full of value judgments. These are taken over by the computer algorithms that use it. What can we do about these unconscious biases?<p>“Reason is and ought only to be the slave of the passions,” wrote David Hume. Language, our instrument of reason, is saturated with value …

Western Philosophy

The Pros and Cons of Machine Translation and Human Translation

The Internet is full of software, apps and websites that readily offer all kinds of translations fast and free; we call them machine translation or …

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time

Ayúdanos a compartir:<p>Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a …

Language barriers can have a negative impact on global business

How many times have you walked up to someone to ask a question only to get an answer in a language you don’t understand?<p>If you’re living in Southern …

Isole linguistiche: un patrimonio da salvaguardare

E' interessante il video che potete vedere qui riguardo Faeto, paese pugliese in cui si parla il franco-provenzale che origina dall'invasione …

My 7 Worst Language Study Habits | Languages Around the Globe

<b>Nobody is perfect…</b> <i><br>Especially</i> not me.<p>If I followed my own language learning advice 100% of the time I’d be a <i>lot</i> further along on my own language …

Choosing between a British and American accent – - ESL language...

Every learner of English faces the decision at some point: do I want an American accent or a British accent? Hollywood glamour or London …

5 Hacks to Learn Languages by Reading Literature

Nothing is better than a great book. And, if it is a foreign book? Even better! You can learn a lot from reading books in your target language. You …

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La giornata di presentazione di English Through Craft

Inglese, manualità, divertimento e apprendimento<br>durante la giornata di presentazione di <i>English Through Craft</i><p>Sabato scorso, 11 Marzo, un gruppo di …

English Through Craft - Centro Linguistico Agorà

<i>Un corso di inglese per bambini in 5 lezioni basato su divertenti attività manuali</i><p>A partire dalla mattina di Sabato 18 Marzo e per 5</b> …

Giphy launches library of more than 2,000 GIFs to teach you sign language

GIFs can do more than add a sassy quip to the end of your tweet. Now, they can even help you learn a new language.<p>Giphy released an extensive GIF library on Thursday with more than 2,000 words and phrases in American Sign Language. To create the GIFs, Giphy cut videos from the popular educational …

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How young children learn English as another language

<i>By Opal Dunn, educational consultant and author</i><p>Introduction<p>Young children are natural language acquirers; they are self-motivated to pick up language …

Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies

Languages around the world are dying, and dying fast. Today is International Mother Language Day, started by UNESCO to promote the world's linguistic …

‘February’ in European languages

<b>Tip:</b> See my list of the Most Common Mistakes in English. It will teach you how to avoid mis­takes with com­mas, pre­pos­i­tions, ir­reg­u­lar verbs, …

5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide

How falling in love can help you learn a language

When the writer Lauren Collins set about learning French, she had no idea how it would change her life. Rebecca Laurence takes a look at the benefits and pitfalls of bilingual relationships.<p>Cologne, Germany, 1970: Carol, a sparky red-headed Englishwoman catches the eye of a handsome Tunisian man …

Voices from the past

Vast archives - 'a record of the history of Canada' - are deteriorating, says managing director<p>The CBC has begun work on a massive project to …

Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar

è morto Tullio De Mauro, il più grande linguista italiano. Cultura in lutto

Aveva 84 anni, ha introdotto in Italia gli studi linguistici. Era stato ministro dell'Istruzione dal 2000 al 2001. Tra le sue opere più importanti la …

The Cookie Effect: How to Learn Languages Faster With Simulated Immersion

I get a lot of emails asking how I learned Japanese in 18 months.<p>Languages are best learned best with live immersion — I do this whenever I can. But …

Techniques in How to Learn Foreign Language - Learn Languages Online

Related Articles<p>Today you will learn psychological techniques in how to learn foreign language. At what time you are thinking about learning a second …

Six professionals on why UK teenagers should learn languages

By Ariella Holdcroft<p>06 September 2016 - 16:42<p><b>Why should young people in the UK bother with languages? Secondary-school student Ariella Holdcroft</b> …

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time

Naja Ferjan Ramirez | Updated on: 18 April 2016, 23:09 IST<p>Naja Ferjan Ramirez, <i>University of Washington</i><p>Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign …

Are musicians better language learners?

Children who learn music from a young age find it easier to learn languages even in adulthood, research has found<p>Today's economic environment demands that our children become the very best they can be. A lot of demands are placed upon us as parents, and whether we like it or not, we need to help …

Language Learning

Come si dice stage in inglese?

10 Words Brits Use That Americans No Longer Do

A quick example of the bleeding obvious: people speak differently in the UK and the US. If you’re an American fan of British TV shows—the originals, …

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