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A Village Invents a Language All Its Own

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A linguist has concluded that a new language, with unique grammatical rules, has come into existence, created by children in a remote area of Australia.
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Raymond Queneau s'exprime - Les Carolingiens

Raymond Queneau Parle - Les Carolingiens Raymond Queneau, né au Havre le 21 février 1903 et mort à Paris le 25 octobre 1976, est un romancier, poète, dramatu...
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Words of the World

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Modern language and culture experts discuss the history and use of some familiar words.
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How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American

How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
An international study suggests languages shape how we think about the future, and how we plan for it
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Les Origines du langage

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How human language could have evolved from birdsong

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Now researchers from MIT, along with a scholar from the University of Tokyo, say that Darwin was on the right path.
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2 minutes thesis | Sara Ciesielski on language learning in Sherpa culture

2 minutes thesis | Sara Ciesielski on language learning in Sherpa culture | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
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Fry's Planet Word 1

Fry's Planet Word 1of5 - Babel. It tries to uncover the origins of human language.
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Original Meanings Of Everyday Words

Some words we use everyday used to have totally different meanings. Completely changes the meaning of nice guys finish last. Based on this post: http://www.b...
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27 Words That Used To Mean Something Totally Different http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/words-that-used-to-mean-something-totally-different

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7 fun facts about the Dothraki language from Game of Thrones

7 fun facts about the Dothraki language from Game of Thrones | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
The words that the characters on the HBO speak aren't mere gibberish. Someone created a whole Dothraki dictionary
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Chinese Lucky Numbers - Numberphile

8 and 6 are lucky but 4 is unlucky... if you're Chinese! Featuring Xiaohui Yuan from the University of Nottingham. Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numbe...
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New York, a graveyard for languages

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New York City is believed to be home to over 800 different languages but many are spoken in very small numbers and some by only a handful and are in real danger of dying out.
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How Many Languages is it Possible to Know?

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There are millions of people, even in the mostly monolingual US, who speak more than one language at home. Competence in three languages is not unusual, and we've all heard stories of grandmas and grandpas who had to master four or five languages on their way from the old country to the new. In India it is common for people to go about their business every day using five or six different languages. But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages? What's the upper limit on the number of languages a person can know?

 

 


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Iceland bans girl from using birth name, legal battle ensues

Iceland bans girl from using birth name, legal battle ensues | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Country has official rules about what a baby can be named, and “Blaer” is not on the approved list
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In honour of our genius! Swedes add verb 'to Zlatan' to national dictionary

In honour of our genius! Swedes add verb 'to Zlatan' to national dictionary | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it

In the country’s latest way of honouring their footballing hero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden has added the verb ‘to Zlatan’ to their national dictionary.


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Ce que le langage nous fait penser | La Vie des idées

Ce que le langage nous fait penser | La Vie des idées | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
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