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Video lesson plan! -Modern tech, modern linguistics

Background: You may not know it, but one of the ways that linguists gather data is to ask human subjects to narrate or describe a specific video. If you ask 50 speakers of one language to watch and describe the… Continue Reading →

One great tool for Language Learning

One the secrets to success in adult second learning is accepting the fact that the “native speakers” have  at least a 17 year head start on a you (assuming you are 17 years old -more if you are older).  If… Continue Reading →

ASPECT, the secret to understanding **insert any language here**

In this article we discuss one way in which languages are different. I start off with some philosophizing then get into the meat of it. Comment below if you are confused about anything. Oh, and I exaggerated the title. By… Continue Reading →

Why Learning Turkish Has Made My Life Rich

I have lived 3 years and 49 weeks in Turkey. In this time I have not simply won the ability to speak with people in Turkey, but also people from all over Asia. Learning a language opens you doors to… Continue Reading →

NICK DRAKE TEACHES RARE GRAMMAR

English suffers from a terrible infermity. So does Spanish and sadly Italian too. The wound has festered for millennia. In the US only some African Americans have saved their tongue from the ailment. I speak of course of the copula… Continue Reading →

Weird Grammar in other Languages

Have you ever wondered why foreign languages have extraneous grammar. Why do they lack certain words but then have too many of others? In this video, with the aid of famous 20th century linguist Roman Jacobson’s ideas, I explain a… Continue Reading →

Palabras Compartidas

Son bir haftadır ABD’de ailemi ziyaret ediyorum. Anne babama artık yazık olmasın diye dağnık bıraktğım eski odamı toparlarken çok sevdiğim bir kitap buldum. O 9 yıl öncesinde Peru’da yaşadığım dönemde ve karanlik bir sahafta bulduğum bir kitabı. Bugün kardeşimle taradık… Continue Reading →

How do you learn a foreign language?

Oh gosh am I sick of explaining this. So I made a video. How the devil do you learn a foreign language? You just do it. Go in with some help– maybe a friend, maybe a teacher, or better yet… Continue Reading →

Four Christmases

I have been working on my first “serious” video for two weeks. Though it is full of errors, technical problems, and just general novice mistakes. However, it is the best video I have made to date, and I am very… Continue Reading →

Rough Times

It has been a while since I wrote a post about anything. I have been hard at work “teaching” English and other BS. However I thought I would do myself a favor and share something. The included link is to… Continue Reading →

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