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Unpredictability of language

As I sit here updating this website, I am at a bar listening to people speak and converse and do what it is that social monkeys do: Talk. There is this idea that people who have lived in a foreign… Continue Reading →

What kind of parent teaches language?

An observation. Immigration/emigration – the notion that a person, a related group of people, or some large percentage of people of an area should leave the lands in which he/she/they have lived in for generations and take up residence in… Continue Reading →

This bilingual film is superlative adjective!

I recently watched (or perhaps re-watched, my memory fails me in my early senescence) a very excellent multi-language movie called Children of a Lesser God. I enjoyed the movie despite its rich undertones of male chauvinism and female objectification because… Continue Reading →

Language Has Nothing To Do With Sound

On commonly held misconception is that languages have much to do with sound. The truth is that they do not. Not much. Certainly, sounds are not a requisite part of language, just ask Marlee Matlin. Like all physical human activities… Continue Reading →

Language Learning Catch-22

We all speak at least one language. Most humans on earth learned more than one in their childhood. However, especially in the developed world, for various economic and social reasons, adults believe that they must, or decide that they should… Continue Reading →

10 dos and donts for effective language learning

What software, book or technique is best for learning a foreign language? Is it DuoLingo? Or your university language course? Most people at some point in their lives have expressed a desire to learn a foreign tongue. According to IBIS… Continue Reading →

Uzaylılardan Dil Öğrenmece

This article not available in English at this time Geçen gün Arrival adlı bir bilimkurgu film izledim. Filmin adı “Geliş” olarak Türkçeye cevrilmiş. Kısaca filmin konusu : uzaydan dünyaya 12 adet uzay gemisi iniyor ve bütün insanlık paniğe kapılıyor. Daha… Continue Reading →

Podcasting for Language

Nuestro nuevo proyecto, o como quien diría en turco, bizim yeni projemiz: to provide some seriously good language content. It is no secret that language learning content is pretty bad. And by bad I mean terrible. In a perfect world… Continue Reading →

Life without language | Neuroanthropology

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A VERY WELL WRITTEN ARTICLE ON LANGUAGELESS PEOPLE, AND THE CASE OF NICARAGUAN SPONTANEOUS LANGUAGE Thought without symbols — life without language — it’s a cognitive reality that is virtually impossible for most modern humans… Continue Reading →

Kültür dersi

Hey guys, this one is in Turkish… Or something like it. Her şeyden önce Türkçemin çok hatalı ve “kırık” olduğunun farkındayım. Fakat, Türkçem mükemmel olmasını beklesem, galiba asla bu düşünceleri Türkçe’de yazmayacağım. Bunu demişken, sizin için yabancı birisi yazdığı İngilizce’yi okumak… Continue Reading →

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