16 Feb

Does the whole world speak English, or do we speak the language of the world?

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  On more than one occasion now I have been asked the question, “Why are you learning languages when the

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16 Feb

Freudian Slips

The fabric of memory Freudian slips happen all the time. You mean to say one thing but end up uttering

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16 Feb

EUROTYP: CHARLEMAGNE LINGUISTIC AREA

Usually, you imagine a linguistic map as a palette of colors, each distinctly different from each other. Those who master

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16 Feb

The pitfalls of the Italian language: “monolingual” & Co

You often hear of a “dizionario monolingue” (monolingual dictionary), a “dizionario bilingue” (bilingual dictionary), or of “traduzione multilingue” (multilingual translation)

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16 Feb

Understanding Linguistics: Searching for Basic Principles (Pt. 01/12)

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What makes a native speaker? Why do some people find it easy to learn a second language? What makes English

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16 Feb

Understanding Linguistics: Is it a Science? (Pt. 02/12)

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We premised in our previous article that, in spite of the dazzling technological advances that seem to multiply daily in

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16 Feb

Understanding Linguistics: It’s physical! (Pt. 03/12)

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We’ve introduced the notion in the previous article that the brand of Linguistics devised and practiced by Chomsky at MIT

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16 Feb

Understanding Linguistics: Becoming other (Pt. 04/12)

As we briefly discussed in our previous article, scores of scientists over time have extensively studied the act of phonation,

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16 Feb

Understanding Linguistics: Grappling with meaning (Pt. 05/12)

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In our previous article, we briefly looked at how cultural linguists study the complexities of human cultures as they relate

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