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Bilingualism and language translation

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Being a native speaker of any language does not necessarily mean that the person in question will be a good translator, since bilinguals and translators are definitely not equally prepared to perform document translations.

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Twitter / Sasha Perugini: Lingustic grafiti http://t ...

Lingustic grafiti http://t.co/BaFCBrfz (Lingustic grafiti http://t.co/BaFCBrfz...)...
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Nonformality | European Ethnolinguistics

Nonformality | European Ethnolinguistics | Language and human | Scoop.it

" Ethnolinguistics explores the relationship between culture and language,
and the way different ethnic groups perceive the world.
Be warned: some of these maps clearly qualify as (scientific) racism…"

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Is Your Language Making You Broke and Fat? How Language Can Shape Thinking and Behavior (and How It Can’t) | The Crux | Discover Magazine

Is Your Language Making You Broke and Fat? How Language Can Shape Thinking and Behavior (and How It Can’t) | The Crux | Discover Magazine | Language and human | Scoop.it
Mind & Brain | future tense | Julie Sedivy is the lead author of Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You And What This Says About You.
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Young Women Often Trendsetters in Vocal Patterns

Young Women Often Trendsetters in Vocal Patterns | Language and human | Scoop.it
Researchers say young women deserve credit for pioneering vocal trends, including the latest, known as vocal fry.
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Freakonomics » The Way We Teach Math, Sciences, and Languages Is Wrong

Freakonomics » The Way We Teach Math, Sciences, and Languages Is Wrong | Language and human | Scoop.it

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Why Every Professor Needs Linguistics 101 - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Why Every Professor Needs Linguistics 101 - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Language and human | Scoop.it
Why Every Professor Needs Linguistics 101Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)And a good thing, too, because alongside those studies "proving" the worthlessness to students of grammar education is research showing its benefits, such as...
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Armenian – a language “half as old as time”

Armenian  – a language “half as old as time” | Language and human | Scoop.it
Reinvigorating a language in the age of digital communications ought to be easy. After all, the Internet makes sources and resources widely available and social media technologies encourage linguis...
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Cracking the code: Why yuor barin can raed tihs

Cracking the code: Why yuor barin can raed tihs | Language and human | Scoop.it
By Natalie WolchoverLifesLittleMysteries You might not realize it, but your brain is a code-cracking machine.
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Does the language you speak really affect how you see the future?

Does the language you speak really affect how you see the future? | Language and human | Scoop.it
The way people discuss the future varies from language to language. Some have a well-defined future tense, while others distinguish much between present and future.
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Losing the Language of Happiness | Psychology Today

Losing the Language of Happiness | Psychology Today | Language and human | Scoop.it
Losing the Language of Happiness: the consequences of ecological destruction. By Steven Kotler...
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A Stake in the Ground: Contemporary Native Art Manifestation | Art Mur

A Stake in the Ground: Contemporary Native Art Manifestation | Art Mur | Language and human | Scoop.it

"Many Aboriginal artists have an anxious relationship with their culture. In order to signify in the contemporary art world they had to learn to speak the dominant language, know its history and ways. It is extremely difficult to be competent in both systems..."

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Study looks at how kids use language to make sense of the world around them

Study looks at how #kids use #language to make sense of the world around them http://t.co/IdvLhJNo #children #psychology #learning...
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'Like': The Creeping Linguistic Plague of a Generation | Original9 ...

'Like': The Creeping Linguistic Plague of a Generation | Original9 ... | Language and human | Scoop.it
Everyone uses vocal crutches and has a few tics in how they speak or use the English language – they're simply unavoidable. But this topic got a bit of closer examination after it slipped in to the Internet conversation a couple months ago, ...
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Ethnic groups in Ghana — The Ghanaian Journal

In 1960 roughly 100 linguistic and cultural groups were recorded in Ghana. Although later censuses placed less emphasis on the ethnic and cultural composition of the population, differences of course existed and had not ...
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The Speed of Language | Visual.ly

The Speed of Language | Visual.ly | Language and human | Scoop.it
Ever wondered why some languages sound like they're spoken much faster than others?
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Sanskrit makes a comeback, thanks to Wikipedia community

GURGAON: Acclaimed author and linguist Umberto Eco once compared languages to biological creatures. A language, he said, follows an organic lifespan - it is born, it grows old, and it passes away....
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You can't do the math without the words: Amazonian tribe lacks words for numbers

You can't do the math without the words: Amazonian tribe lacks words for numbers | Language and human | Scoop.it
An anthropological linguist has shown that the language of the Piraha, an Amazonian tribe, lacks number words and as a result the people have a difficult time performing common quantitative tasks.
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The Map is Not the Territory – Alfred Korzybski and the Lineage of ...

The Map is Not the Territory – Alfred Korzybski and the Lineage of ... | Language and human | Scoop.it
The basic idea behind Korzybski's philosophy was that we actually experience our world through language and pictures of states of our nervous systems, not directly. He felt that insanity was largely a result of not being aware ...
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The Role Of Bilingualism In A Child's Development

A new study on children who are raised bilingual examined the effects on children's development of growing up speaking two languages.
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6- to 9-month-olds understand the meaning of many spoken words: research - PhysOrg.com

6- to 9-month-olds understand the meaning of many spoken words: research - PhysOrg.com | Language and human | Scoop.it
6- to 9-month-olds understand the meaning of many spoken words: researchPhysOrg.comIn fact, infants are often referred to as "pre-linguistic," according to Bergelson.
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Do Elected Officials Have to Speak English?

Do Elected Officials Have to Speak English? | Language and human | Scoop.it
A Spanish-speaking woman was recently barred from running for city council in Arizona, sparking a national debate about the role of language skills for office holders (Do Elected Officials Have to Speak English?
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Study of the Day: English Is an Overwhelmingly Positive Language | Psychology Spot

Study of the Day: English Is an Overwhelmingly Positive Language | Psychology Spot | Language and human | Scoop.it
University of Vermont mathematicians analyze billions of words in literature, music, and even Twitter, and find that happiness is a constant.
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Que es ese code-switching? - The Economist (blog)

Que es ese code-switching? - The Economist (blog) | Language and human | Scoop.it
Que es ese code-switching?The Economist (blog)There is no reason to say Weltanschauung for "worldview", unless you just don't get enough chances to type two u's in succession and have tired of writing about vacuums.
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Tom and Jerry now in Tibetan language - Hindustan Times

Tom and Jerry now in Tibetan language - Hindustan Times | Language and human | Scoop.it
American cartoon series Tom and Jerry is among 1,500 hours of English and Chinese TV programmes translated into Tibetan language and on show daily through a local cable channel in Tibetan capital Lhasa, a top official said.
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