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On the Job: Introverts win in the end

On the Job: Introverts win in the end | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Extroverts aren't the most successful in the long run at work; instead, the quiet, neurotic, introverted employees who often fret about what others think of them come out on top, according to a new study.

Via Karen Dietz
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Nice insight (but "introvert = neurotic", really??)

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Words, words, words

Words, words, words | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
As Wittgenstein wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.
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De onde vem o "x" da questão!
Where the "x" as something unknown comes from

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On the Job: Introverts win in the end

On the Job: Introverts win in the end | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Extroverts aren't the most successful in the long run at work; instead, the quiet, neurotic, introverted employees who often fret about what others think of them come out on top, according to a new study.

Via Karen Dietz
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Nice insight (but "introvert = neurotic", really??)

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Já me Transformei em Imagem

Já me Transformei em Imagem | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Comentários sobre a história de um povo, feito pelos realizadores dos filmes e por seus personagens.
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The Huni Kui telling their own history - audio in Huni Kui, subtitles in Portuguese
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Born Again in a Second Language

Born Again in a Second Language | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
To abandon your native tongue and adopt another is to dismantle yourself, piece by piece, and then to put yourself together again in a different form.
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"... it could be said that in the end you don’t really change languages; the language changes you. At a deeper, more personal level, writing literature in another language has a distinctly performative dimension: as you do it something happens to you, the language acts upon you. The book you are writing ends up writing you in turn. The result is a “ghostification” of sorts."

 

Not only in literature... no wonder there's resistance in the classroom, and the stronger the individual's identification with their mother tongue, the more resistance to learning the foreign one.

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If you can't use an apostrophe, you don't know your shit

If you can't use an apostrophe, you don't know your shit | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
David Marsh: Greengrocers – and big supermarkets – may struggle to tame the 'apostrofly', but it's not actually that hard
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Grammar and high horse manure - quite informative on a prescriptive level.

 

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How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Even as publics in many of the surveyed Muslim-majority countries express a clear preference for women to dress conservatively, many also say women should be able to decide for themselves what to wear.
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Languages: All united against dominance of English

Languages: All united against dominance of English | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it
In response to growing enthusiasm among Europeans for English as a lingua franca, a Romanian intellectual sounds the alarm and calls for a mobilisation to safeguard national languages.

Via Nicos Sifakis
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GENOCÍDIO, MIGRAÇÃO FORÇADA E CONTATO NA FORMAÇÃO DO PORTUGUÊS BRASILEIRO

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Interessantissimo artigo de Marcos Bagno a respeito das raizes africanas do Portugues Brasileiro  

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Researcher Fernanda Ferreira hits high note with language study

Researcher Fernanda Ferreira hits high note with language study | Language and intercultural communication | Scoop.it

In a recent project, Ferreira helped a doctoral student confirm the common belief that singing in a foreign languagecan help a person learn and speak the language. Ferreira worked with student Karen Ludke and fellow researcher Katie Overy, both from the University of Edinburgh where Ferreira taught before joining USC's College of Arts and Sciences' faculty in 2010. Their findings are in the latest issue of the journal Memory & Cognition.

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