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How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Unless you have a super brain, you’re probably not going to learn a whole new language every time you visit a different country. But with the right tools in your arsenal, you can get by.
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Tracing languages back to their earliest common ancestor through sound shifts

Tracing languages back to their earliest common ancestor through sound shifts | Bazaar | Scoop.it
A team of researchers in the U.S. and U.K. has developed a statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words' pronunciations most likely occurred in the evolutionary history of related languages.
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Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab

Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don't immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and webapp that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.
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The Punctuation Guide Teaches You to Communicate More Clearly

The Punctuation Guide Teaches You to Communicate More Clearly | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Proper punctuation is key to written communication, but it can be difficult to master. The Punctuation Guide is a webapp that teaches you to use punctuation appropriately. Just click on a punctuation mark to read all about how to use it.
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Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak

Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak | Bazaar | Scoop.it
New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others
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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
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Here we go. One more good reason to use Tandoo and improve your language skills... (Wiebke)

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Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

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When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. 

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Five Best Language Translation Tools

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When you need to translate one language to another, either just to communicate or because you're trying to read something, you have tons of options—they're just not all that great at capturing what the original language really meant without...
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People problem-solve differently in foreign languages: Implications for programming languages

People problem-solve differently in foreign languages: Implications for programming languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Since states are making computing courses count as foreign language courses (even if that's a bad idea),  it's worthwhile to consider what the value is of learning a foreign language.  A recent Fre...
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What Is the Fastest Way to Learn a Foreign Language?

What Is the Fastest Way to Learn a Foreign Language? | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to spend years doing it.
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Ginger Page Translates For You, Makes Sure Your English is Impeccable

Ginger Page Translates For You, Makes Sure Your English is Impeccable | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Android/iOS/Windows/Chrome: Whether you're learning English or you've been speaking it your whole life, Ginger Page is a new writing tool that wants to make sure that your spelling and grammar are accurate at home and on the go. The app translates other languages for you, offers contextual corrections, and more.
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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms

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Content curation is a highly effective inbound marketing strategy and because of this there has been a rise of content curation tools and platforms. So we did what we typically do, we tried to get a good handle on all the options that exist in the market. What follows is our best collection of tools that allow you to easily curate content.

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Une liste intéressante d'outils, qui mélange cependant des outils de curation "automatique" (l'outil fait le tri entre les informations) et curation "manuelle", où l'usager fait son tri.

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Digital Tech Gives Wordsmiths a Whole New World

Digital Tech Gives Wordsmiths a Whole New World | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Lexicographer Erin McKean gave a TED talk in 2007 called "The Joy of Lexicography," in which she pointed out the limitations of print dictionaries. After that talk, she decided to make her vision of a new kind of dictionary a reality. Thus was born Wordnik. "Our mission with Wordnik is to put all the words in the dictionary, and show as much data as we can for any word someone is interested in."
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Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages

Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
International research involving the University of Adelaide has shed new light on the origins of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
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Drops Teaches You Foreign Language Vocabulary in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Drops Teaches You Foreign Language Vocabulary in Just 5 Minutes a Day | Bazaar | Scoop.it
iOS: When you're trying to learn a new language (or any other skill), it's often better to study in small, frequent chunks. Drops limits your learning time to just 5 minutes of vocabulary building gameplay a day.
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The Actual Benefits Of Speaking Two (Or More) Languages

The Actual Benefits Of Speaking Two (Or More) Languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
We're often told that people who speak two or more languages have a distinct cognitive advantage over monolingual speakers – but how big is this advantage, really?
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How The Simpsons Changed the English Language

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Over at the Oxford Dictionaries blog, there's an essay by author and Indiana University at Bloomington professor Michael Adams that investigates how The Simpsons has helped shape the English language over the past 25 years.
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Oxford Dictionaries

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Dictionnaire Oxford d'anglais britannique et américain en ligne et gratuit. Traduisez de l'anglais vers l'espagnol, le français, l'italien, le portugais et l'allemand avec les dictionnaires bilingues.
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Smigin Lets You Build and Learn Useful Phrases In Different Languages

Smigin Lets You Build and Learn Useful Phrases In Different Languages | Bazaar | Scoop.it
iOS: If you're traveling internationally—or want to make simple conversation with a non-English speaker—the Smigin app on iOS lets you build phrases quickly, gives you native pronunciation, and lets you save important phrases as favorites to use...
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The History Of The English Language In One Chart

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Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.
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What's The Best Language Translation Tool?

What's The Best Language Translation Tool? | Bazaar | Scoop.it
When you need to translate one language to another, doing it with a machine or an algorithm is never perfect, but sometimes it's those apps and services are the best tools we have.
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​This Language Learning Method Ensures You Never Forget What You Learn

​This Language Learning Method Ensures You Never Forget What You Learn | Bazaar | Scoop.it
We all like the idea of learning a new language, but the time and effort involved can be off-putting.
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How to Teach Old Ears New Tricks

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Learn a new language more quickly by focusing on pronunciation first
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WeSpeke Lets You Practice Languages By Speaking with Another Partner

WeSpeke Lets You Practice Languages By Speaking with Another Partner | Bazaar | Scoop.it
When it comes to learning another language, the best way to drill it into your brain is immersion and practice. WeSpeke gives you plenty of both by pairing you up with a partner to practice speaking the language out loud on a video call.
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The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It) | Bazaar | Scoop.it
Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but with a few learning methods, you can still give yourself the best chance for learning a new language.
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