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German loanwords in the English language

German loanwords in the English language | Culture | Scoop.it
Cockroach, lantern, algebra, sabbath ? these are only a few of the loanwords that we use in the English language without them striking us as being part
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'Why don't they speak our bloody language?'

'Why don't they speak our bloody language?' | Culture | Scoop.it
There's a reason why most Aussies aren't great with languages - myself included.
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23 maps and charts on language

Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish?
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'Language learning opens up new horizons' - Telegraph

'Language learning opens up new horizons' - Telegraph | Culture | Scoop.it
It's worrying that so few pupils continue with languages, says Frances Suc-Diamond, especially when they open the door to new horizons
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Am I too old to learn a new language?

Am I too old to learn a new language? | Culture | Scoop.it
The brain's neuroplasticity decreases with age, but this shouldn't put off older learners – they do have some advantages
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Why I Love the Italian Language

Why I Love the Italian Language | Culture | Scoop.it
Author Dianne Hales explains why she is enchanted by Italian
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The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters - BBC News

The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters - BBC News | Culture | Scoop.it
The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Meet the humans who can.
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Idioms of the World – 10 Illustrated Foreign Phrases

Idioms of the World – 10 Illustrated Foreign Phrases | Culture | Scoop.it
Are you pulling my leg? Explore the world in its linguistic glory. 10 illustrated foreign idioms by Marcus Oakley.
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Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe by Gaston Dorren, review: 'enormous fun' - Telegraph

Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe by Gaston Dorren, review: 'enormous fun' - Telegraph | Culture | Scoop.it
A joyful guided tour around Europe’s linguistic landscape reminds the monoglots what they are missing
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The Top Ten Children's Books That Should Be Made Bilingual - Emertainment Monthly

The Top Ten Children's Books That Should Be Made Bilingual - Emertainment Monthly | Culture | Scoop.it
In honor of the exciting news that HarperCollins will be releasing a bilingual version of 'Goodnight Moon,' here are some other children’s books that should also be made bilingual.
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The Conquering Tongue | Common Reader

The Conquering Tongue | Common Reader | Culture | Scoop.it
The belief that languages embody world views is shaky. It's time to realize that languages are valuable beyond any cultural implications they may preserve.
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Languages in schools: put down the textbook and pick up a drum

Languages in schools: put down the textbook and pick up a drum | Culture | Scoop.it
Recent event for language teachers and pupils explored how music and sport could help increase student engagement, writes Amy Ashenden
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8 Useful Foreign Words the English Language Needs to Steal

8 Useful Foreign Words the English Language Needs to Steal | Culture | Scoop.it
Despite the fact that dozens of new slang terms enter the English language on a weekly basis, there are still all sorts of things in our daily lives that just don't have words.
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Jane Seymour: ‘Everyone should know another language’

Jane Seymour: ‘Everyone should know another language’ | Culture | Scoop.it
Actor Jane Seymour’s mother learned Japanese and Malay while in an Indonesian concentration camp. She shares how this has shaped her attitudes to language learning
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Explainer: how are learning languages and music linked?

Explainer: how are learning languages and music linked? | Culture | Scoop.it
Music is what penetrates most deeply into the recesses of the soul, according to Plato. Language has been held by thinkers from Locke to Leibniz and Mill to Chomsky as a mirror or a window to the mind…
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How English describes color vs how Chinese describes color

How English describes color vs how Chinese describes color | Culture | Scoop.it
Here's a fascinating visualization created by Muyueh Lee that shows the differences between how the English language and Chinese language each describe colors. On the left, you can see the number of English names for color hues (there's a lot!) and on the right, the number of Chinese names (there's a little!).
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Zuckerberg's Grasp of Mandarin Has a Big Lesson for Businesses - Entrepreneur

Zuckerberg's Grasp of Mandarin Has a Big Lesson for Businesses - Entrepreneur | Culture | Scoop.it
As any good salesperson knows, speak their language and you're halfway there.
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How to be French | The Times

How to be French | The Times | Culture | Scoop.it
We’ve become obsessed with their looks, their sex lives, their child-rearing nous. Is being a Frenchwoman really all it’s cracked up to be?
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Learning a language is never a waste of time - Telegraph

Learning a language is never a waste of time - Telegraph | Culture | Scoop.it
Whether it’s computer code or Sanskrit, our brains benefit from having to work harder
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Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish?

Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish? | Culture | Scoop.it
It’s not just pigs, the onomatopoeia we apply to most animal sounds varies delightfully across different tongues. What does this reveal about our relationship with language?
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Forget Ice Water, Take the Indigenous Language Challenge Instead · Global Voices

Forget Ice Water, Take the Indigenous Language Challenge Instead · Global Voices | Culture | Scoop.it
Instead of pouring buckets of ice water on their heads, these passionate advocates have accepted the challenge to use indigenous languages on video.
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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) | Culture | 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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The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic - Business Insider

The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic - Business Insider | Culture | Scoop.it
The website MoveHub.com is a resource for people looking to move abroad. They've released this eye-opening infographic that shows the second language of ev...
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Learning a new language activates same part of the brain as SEX - Daily Mail

Learning a new language activates same part of the brain as SEX - Daily Mail | Culture | Scoop.it
Researchers from Barcelona's Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and Otto von Guericke University in Germany found people who learn new words trigger the brain's ventral striatum.
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