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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
These are amazing for studying etymology.
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How to Use a Kanji Dictionary

There's nothing like a good kanji dictionary at your side. While online resources have become more and more popular, having a good dictionary is still pretty important if you're going to take Japanese classes or plan to work in Japan. There are a lot...
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Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky discusses his latest book and why humans have a clear choice in choosing solidarity and hope over pessimism.
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Qatar cabinet gives nod to new Arabic language law - Doha News

Qatar cabinet gives nod to new Arabic language law - Doha News | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Provisions of the draft law would require Arabic to be used for instructions, documents, contracts, transactions, correspondence, labels, programs, publications and advertisements, QNA said.
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Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire

Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Newly translated textbooks from the second and sixth centuries aimed at language learners also provide pointers on shopping, bathing, dining and how to deal with drunk relatives
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Polyglot or ‘polynot’: a look at language skills across the EU

Polyglot or ‘polynot’: a look at language skills across the EU | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
world news - Luxembourgers are the multilingual champions of the EU while the Irish, Bulgarians, Austrians and Hungarians are among the worst, latest official
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Translation of Bulgarian Novel Goes to 2016 PEN Prize Finals - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Translation of Bulgarian Novel Goes to 2016 PEN Prize Finals - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The English translation of The Physics of Sorrow, a novel by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov, has been shortlisted for the finals of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize. Angela Rodel is the translator.
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26 free tools and resources for freelance translators

26 free tools and resources for freelance translators | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
In this blog post, I prepared a comprehensive list of 26 free tools and resources for freelance translators that will help you to handle almost every possible task.
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Technology helps teach Navajo language in new ways

Technology helps teach Navajo language in new ways | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
New methods help students learn complicated language.
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Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go
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London children whose first language isn’t English are doing better at school than native speakers

London children whose first language isn’t English are doing better at school than native speakers | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
London children whose first language is not English are getting slightly better overall grades at school than pupils who were brought up speaking it, newly-released official figures show. The statistics, complied by the Department for Education, come the same day as the Government released details of a crackdown on immigrant mothers with weak English skills.
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20 Diccionarios online que deberías conocer

20 Diccionarios online que deberías conocer | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Como ya es habitual, en el blog habéis ido encontrando curiosidades de la lengua que os han intentado facilitar la tarea del aprendizaje y comprensión de ellas. Hemos hablado de aplicaciones para móviles para aprender inglés y también francés, de etimología, de varios artículos interesantes que un amante de las lenguas no debería de perderse y…
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'They' Wins as Linguists’ Word of the Year

'They' Wins as Linguists’ Word of the Year | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Linguists looked at the names and words that were in the news and decided which ones will be used and remembered beyond 2015. The American Dialect Society made its decision at the Linguistic Society of America annual conference in Washington D.C. this week.
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10 ελληνικές λέξεις που κάνουν μεγάλη «καριέρα» στο εξωτερικό και δεν το γνωρίζαμε.

10 ελληνικές λέξεις που κάνουν μεγάλη «καριέρα» στο εξωτερικό και δεν το γνωρίζαμε. | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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17 words for vocabulary enthusiasts

17 words for vocabulary enthusiasts | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
An average college-educated adult's vocabulary contains only a portion of the words contained within the English language. How many of these terms do you know?
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Google Translate introduces 13 new languages including Scots Gaelic and Sindhi

Google Translate introduces 13 new languages including Scots Gaelic and Sindhi | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Exclusive music news, big interviews, entertainment, social media trends and video from the news people at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
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Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary

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To “get by” in a language it takes a vocabulary of about 120 basic words. Anne
Merritt explains how to learn them.
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20 Words Meaning “Being or Existing in the Past”

20 Words Meaning “Being or Existing in the Past” | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
This list features former and eighteen other adjectives (and a prefix) that can be used to refer to a position no longer held or a state no longer active,
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VIDEO. Accent circonflexe, ognon et nénufar... L’orthographe se réforme

VIDEO. Accent circonflexe, ognon et nénufar... L’orthographe se réforme | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Les accents circonflexes ne seront plus (tous) obligatoires ! La réforme orthographique élaborée en 1990 va enfin être appliqué par les enseignants et éditeurs de manuels scolaires à la rentrée 2016. Malgré les recommandations du Conseil supérieur de la la...
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Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News

Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A full dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work.
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9 Surprising Health Benefits Of Learning A Foreign Language

9 Surprising Health Benefits Of Learning A Foreign Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
There are many surprising health benefits of learning a foreign language. Would you like a better memory, or even a bigger brain? Read on...
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Bilingualism vs. Biculturalism? The Curious Case of the Japanese Brazilians

Bilingualism vs. Biculturalism? The Curious Case of the Japanese Brazilians | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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Is Getting a Degree in Translation or Interpreting Worth It? - TranslatorGigs - Freelance Translation Jobs Insights

Is Getting a Degree in Translation or Interpreting Worth It? - TranslatorGigs - Freelance Translation Jobs Insights | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Many translation or interpreting students wonder whether they need a degree in these disciplines in order to do better. Qualifications related to these careers range from a certificate, a diploma, a degree all the way to masters level.
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Why some people find learning a language harder than others

Why some people find learning a language harder than others | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Speed and extent of learning determined by innate differences in how the
various parts of the brain "talk" to one another
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