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Why it's easier to swear at people in another language

Why it's easier to swear at people in another language | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
People who speak two or more languages often prefer to use one language over another, depending on the situation. This is especially true when it comes to cursing and insults. It seems that people prefer not to use their native languages to talk smack. Here's why.
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Does speaking like an Aussie make you sound insecure?

Does speaking like an Aussie make you sound insecure? | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Head to head: That was the conclusion of a new study? Alex McClintock and Rae Earl debate the merits of the Australian upward inflection
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Linguistic Prototypes

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John R. Taylor's book, Linguistic Categorization: Prototypes in Linguistic Theory, is currently in its third edition.  At some point I'll get a copy of this edition just to see the new content but ...
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Langues : le français, l’allemand ou le tchèque sont originaires… de Turquie

Langues : le français, l’allemand ou le tchèque sont originaires… de Turquie | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
D'où viennent les langues indo-européennes, parlées du Sri Lanka à l'Islande, à travers toute l'Europe? Une étude empruntant les méthodes des biologistes situe le berceau de ces langues en Anatolie.
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Tinyworld: Connecting The World via Language Sharing

Tinyworld: Connecting The World via Language Sharing | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Tinyworld is an interactive social e-learning platform for language learners around the world.
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Praat's spectrograms and oscillograms-- How often are they really used in the field of linguistics? : linguistics

For background, I am an undergraduate very strongly considering linguistics as a second major, and so I am taking the upper division courses currently...
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Will a "Logical" Language Make You Think More Logically?

Will a "Logical" Language Make You Think More Logically? | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 33: The End of Ambiguity Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab The Whorf Hypothesis, named after early 20th-century linguist Benjamin Whorf, postulates that the language we speak...
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The Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela's Memorial Was A Fake

The Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela's Memorial Was A Fake | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
The Deaf Federation of South Africa has confirmed that the sign language interpreter wasn't actually interpreting anything.
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Yahoo Acquires Natural Language Processing Company SkyPhrase ...

Yahoo Acquires Natural Language Processing Company SkyPhrase ... | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase, a startup that builds natural language processing technology, the company revealed today in a blog post. SkyPhrase will join..
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The Language of Love: Word Usage Predicts Romantic Attraction | Langology

The Language of Love: Word Usage Predicts Romantic Attraction | Langology | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Language, language and linguistic news.
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Cambodge: sortir de la surdité grâce au langage des signes

Cambodge: sortir de la surdité grâce au langage des signes | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
C?est un salon de coiffure sans le brouhaha habituel des conversations: les apprentis coiffeurs y étudient la langue des signes. Une libération pour ces jeunes Cambodgiens, dans un pays où...
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Le mot "hein ?", commun à toutes les langues

Le mot "hein ?", commun à toutes les langues | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Cette interjection, utilisée pour signaler un problème ou une incompréhension pendant une conversation, semble utilisée par toutes les civilisations.
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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
How close do you think your language is to another one? Which linguistic relations between European languages did you expect? Check it in the chart below, extracted by an original research data by K. Tyshchenko (1999), Metatheory of Linguistics.
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Beyond selfies and twerking … the words that really mattered in 2013

Beyond selfies and twerking … the words that really mattered in 2013 | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Steven Poole explains the words that actually meant something in 2013 – while Anna Hart reminds us of the ones that were annoying nonsense
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The Icelandic Language Institute, Icelandic language glossaries. Iceland Linguistics Studies.

The Icelandic Language Institute, Icelandic language glossaries. Iceland Linguistics Studies. | Langage&linguistique | Scoop.it
Gives answers to linguistic questions, offer educational guidelines, and provide official resolution on questions of language usage.
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