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Tracing the Origins of Language - NYTimes.com

Tracing the Origins of Language - NYTimes.com | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
The "Bullet Cluster" of MOND (read: Evolutionary Linguistics), or the Tower of Babel in one image: http://t.co/VQSXmygK
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The Curious Conundrum of the Code-switching Token Teacher - Huffington Post

The Curious Conundrum of the Code-switching Token Teacher - Huffington Post | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
The Curious Conundrum of the Code-switching Token Teacher
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Originally used to explain language contact phenomena, in linguistics, to code-switch is to change between different languages during a single conversation.
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Research Supports New Hypothesis On The Origins Of Human Language

Research Supports New Hypothesis On The Origins Of Human Language | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Researchers have conducted a study that comes to the conclusion that humans did not get a start on language using only hand gestures as it has been theorized before.
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Noam Chomsky, libertarian and socialist - Jacksonville Journal Courier

Noam Chomsky, libertarian and socialist - Jacksonville Journal Courier | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
At age 86, Avram Noam Chomsky has spent most of his teaching career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and produced some 100 boo...
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2b or not 2b: David Crystal on why texting is good for language

2b or not 2b: David Crystal on why texting is good for language | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Despite doom-laden prophecies, texting has not been the disaster for language many feared, argues linguistics professor David Crystal. On the contrary, it improves children's writing and spelling
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From Salt To Salary: Linguists Take A Page From Science - NPR (blog)

From Salt To Salary: Linguists Take A Page From Science - NPR (blog) | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
The basic ideas of language evolution are similar to those of biological evolution, explains guest commentator Wim Hordijk. So, linguists are able to utilize the tools of evolutionary biologists.
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Spanish-Language Immersion Schools Gain in Popularity - NBCNews.com

Spanish-Language Immersion Schools Gain in Popularity - NBCNews.com | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Washington, DC -- Andrew Howell, a restaurant consultant in Washington D.C., wishes he would have grown up fully fluent in another language."I did not h...
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theoretical linguistics - Why does there seem to be so much disagreement among linguists? - Linguistics Stack Exchange

theoretical linguistics - Why does there seem to be so much disagreement among linguists? - Linguistics Stack Exchange | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
My answer: Why does there seem to be so much disagreement among linguists? http://t.co/bcSJixxxnk < There isn't #lingchat #linguistics
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h2g2 - Origins and Meanings of the Word 'Money' - Edited Entry

Origins and Meanings of the Word 'Money', from the edited h2g2, the Unconventional Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything
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Noam Chomsky Explains Why Today's Republicans Would Call Nixon a Radical

Noam Chomsky Explains Why Today's Republicans Would Call Nixon a Radical | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Why can everyone learn Portuguese? Are some aspects of our nature unknowable? Can you imagine Richard Nixon as a radical? Is Twitter a trivializer?
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WSJ's Ben Zimmer receives first LSA Linguistics Journalism Award | Linguistic Society of America

WSJ's Ben Zimmer receives first LSA Linguistics Journalism Award | Linguistic Society of America | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Big congrats to our erstwhile Word columnist Ben Zimmer, who just won @LingSocAm's 1st Linguistics Journalism Award! http://t.co/X4a15dwzIU
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Students Learn to 'Toggle' Between Dialects

Students Learn to 'Toggle' Between Dialects | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
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Development of the French Language

Development of the French Language | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
French is a Romance language, but it has a number of characteristics that set it apart from the other members of its linguistic family. Here is an extremely simplified synopsis of its development.
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Move over Shakespeare, teen girls are the real language disruptors

Move over Shakespeare, teen girls are the real language disruptors | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Young women's speech isn't just acceptable—it's revolutionary. To use a modern metaphor, girls are the Uber of language.
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Sylvia Plath and the linguistics of depression

Sylvia Plath and the linguistics of depression | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Could the type of language people use reveal something about their state of mind? A close reading of Sylvia Plath's journals suggest it might be possible.
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Grammar map reveals bizarre language differences across the US

Grammar map reveals bizarre language differences across the US | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
The map, created by researchers at Yale University, highlights the diversity in grammar used across the U.S. with phrases such as 'here's you a piece of pizza' to 'this glass needs washed'.
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Language Game Inspired by Noam Chomsky's Linguistics | Big Think

Language Game Inspired by Noam Chomsky's Linguistics | Big Think | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
A new smartphone app gives a clever nod to Noam Chomsky while giving players just enough inspiration to create some pretty funny sentences.
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A racial slur entrenched in American vernacular is more prevalent than ever - Reading Eagle

A racial slur entrenched in American vernacular is more prevalent than ever - Reading Eagle | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
(c) 2014, The Washington Post.This season, the National Football League is attempting the impossible, a reasoned but dubious mission that has already
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The Problem with Computers - American Thinker

The Problem with Computers - American Thinker | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
The Problem with Computers
American Thinker
Arrogance and stupidity are killing the distinction between like and as, can and may, less and fewer, indicative and subjunctive, though it's more the fault of television than of computers.
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9 Fascinating Maps Show the Origins of Our Most Common Words

9 Fascinating Maps Show the Origins of Our Most Common Words | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
A surprising look at where the words we use every day came from.
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The Decline of Grammar Education – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Decline of Grammar Education – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
RT @EngLang_Salford: "The decline of #Grammar #education" (Or what grammar isn't really about) by Geoffrey Pullum: http://t.co/RyoTJkWZBD
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Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes)

Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes) | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Drunk-dialing exes, picking fights with bouncers—alcohol's tongue-loosening properties are all too familiar. But it turns out that alcohol's ability to lower your inhibitions is also good for speaking a foreign language.
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Assistant/Associate Professor (Hispanic Linguistics/Spanish Heritage Learners), Tenure track - HigherEdJobs

Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene

Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Mutation that arose long ago may be key to humans’ unique ability to produce and understand speech.
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4 Non-Verbal Chile Spanish Expressions: Gestures To Go Native Chilean

4 Non-Verbal Chile Spanish Expressions: Gestures To Go Native Chilean | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Four Chile Spanish expressions or gestures that will immediately mark you as a native Chilean.
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Corpus linguistics: how to justify your hunches when faced with a CEO | Verbal Identity

Corpus linguistics: how to justify your hunches when faced with a CEO | Verbal Identity | Chilean Spanish | Scoop.it
Today, we are delighted to have a guest post from Zsofia Demjen. Zsofia is a lecturer at the Open University, and has worked with us for a number of years.
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