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Gender and Language

In the developed world, or perhaps all over the globe, there is an ongoing discussion regarding the sexes and gender. Maybe, this is new approach to an ancient discussion. Maybe there is nothing new under the sun. Especially in the… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Spanish Group

SPANISH GROUP CLASS GOALS MET WITHIN 54 CLASS HOURS 2-4 STUDENTS 2.5 weekly hours given in one Wednesday night session In Kadıköy’s Yeldeğimeni Neighborhood If your goal is to learn Spanish, then I can help you get started on your… Continue Reading →

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