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Should parents raise kids bilingually?

Should parents raise kids bilingually? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
As one in four Australians is now born outside of Australia, many children are growing up with other languages spoken at home. Should parents speak to their child in their first language, or attempt to speak to them in English?
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VIDEO: Meet the Talent Behind FROZEN's 'Let It Go' in 25 Different Languages!

VIDEO: Meet the Talent Behind FROZEN's 'Let It Go' in 25 Different Languages! | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Back in January, Disney released montage of FROZEN's most memorable musical moment, 'Let It Go', as performed in 25 different languages. Now, you can meet the talent behind the microphone in the video below! Among the selected languages showcased in the video are German, French, Swedish, Mandarin, Japanese and more.
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Българският език капитулира | Лира

Българският език капитулира | Лира | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Want to improve your printed and online content? Chop these words -- mercilessly.
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How the internet is killing languages

How the internet is killing languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Ninety-five per cent of those spoken in the world today aren t online and are destined to die unless digital fanatics come to their rescue
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Translators Bliss Tour 2014 (April-May 2014, The Netherlands)

Translators Bliss Tour 2014 (April-May 2014, The Netherlands) | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Translators Bliss Tour 2014 (April-May 2014, The Netherlands).
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Millions of documents at your fingertips

Millions of documents at your fingertips | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Millions of documents in free access and download : Books, Manuscripts, Maps and plans, prints, photographs, posters, magazines, Periodicals and Newspapers, Sound records, Scores
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Base Pinakes - Textes et manuscrits grecs

Base Pinakes - Textes et manuscrits grecs | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
IRHT - CNRS - PINAKES - Base de manuscrits grecs
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20 mars 2014 Journée internationale de la Francophonie

20 mars 2014 Journée internationale de la Francophonie | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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ДОЛУ РЪЦЕТЕ ОТ КИРИЛИЦАТА - ТЯ Е БЪЛГАРСКА, НЕ СЛАВЯНСКА!

ДОЛУ РЪЦЕТЕ ОТ КИРИЛИЦАТА - ТЯ Е БЪЛГАРСКА, НЕ СЛАВЯНСКА! | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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Does English still borrow words from other languages?

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How a dialect differs from a language

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HONG KONG'S education department caused a furore last month by briefly posting on its website the claim that Cantonese was “not an official language” of...
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How do you say 'stoked' in Korean? Sochi translators scramble to keep up

How do you say 'stoked' in Korean? Sochi translators scramble to keep up | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
This must be what it feels like to be at the United Nations: Volunteer interpreters are scrambling to communicate while transcribing quotes for the Olympic News Service.
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200 Latin Roots to Improve Your Vocabulary | Latin Language Blog

200 Latin Roots to Improve Your Vocabulary | Latin Language Blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
How many of these roots did you know? Improve your vocabulary, reading, writing and even test scores!
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How (Not) to Be a Professional Translator and 6 Tips to Help You Become One | Inbox Translation

How (Not) to Be a Professional Translator and 6 Tips to Help You Become One | Inbox Translation | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Speaking two languages is not what makes a professional translator. The right skills, talent, dedication, hard-work and a professional approach do.
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The hardest word in translation

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Institute of Translation & interpreting - Promoting the Highest Standards in the Profession
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40 Ordinary Signs That Became Suspicious When People Misused Quotations...LOL!

40 Ordinary Signs That Became Suspicious When People Misused Quotations...LOL! | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
There's something very strange going on here...
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Refreshing the S-word

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Today's Pearls Before Swine: The treatment of words for "stupid" has a been a serious problem for at least two millennia, as discussed here ten years ago ("The S-word and the F-word", 6/12/2004). It's interesting that three of the strip's four initial examples involve words for stereotypically femal
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Forensic Linguistics - An Overview - YouTube

In this overview of Forensic linguistics, Prof. Handke discusses the central goals of this new and growing disipline, as well as the central principles of vo...
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EN IMAGES. Florilège des expressions préférées des Français

EN IMAGES. Florilège des expressions préférées des Français | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Origines, sens et usage des expressions dont les Français raffolent... Voici en images le sondage* exclusif réalisé pour "Le Point". Inédit !
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Νέο αρμενοελληνικό λεξικό

Νέο αρμενοελληνικό λεξικό | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Armenika.gr | Επίσημη ιστοσελίδα για το διμηνιαίο περιοδικό "Αρμενικά"
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International Mother Language Day

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Is English a difficult language? | Alta Verba

Is English a difficult language? | Alta Verba | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
When Words and Meaning Matter... professional translations into Dutch
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Elena's curator insight, February 20, 5:27 AM

Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict, and indict!
Don’t you think so, reader, rather,
Saying lather, bather, father?
Finally: which rimes with “enough”
Though, through, plough, cough, hough, or tough?
Hiccough has the sound of “cup.”
My advice is–give it up!

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Resources for interpreting students

Resources for interpreting students | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Whether you are an interpreting student, you are studying languages or you would like to interpret or translate for Europe, this collection of interpreting resources recently made available by Directorate General for Interpretation (DG SCIC) of the European Commission is an essential tool to achieve your goal!
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Aunt, adult, pajamas: Why can't we agree how to pronounce common words?

Aunt, adult, pajamas: Why can't we agree how to pronounce common words? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Call it the problem of toilet-paper-roll words
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