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COMMENT SE CONSTRUISENT LES LANGUES ? | France Culture Plus

COMMENT SE CONSTRUISENT LES LANGUES ? | France Culture Plus | TELT | Scoop.it
Que serions-nous sans langage, sans cette faculté à questionner, raconter, plaisanter qui définit la forme de vie humaine ? Le langage est partout et la linguistique une science dont l’objet est inépuisable. Parcourons l’étendue de son domaine : l’origine des langues, leurs mutations, leurs caractéristiques particulières et les structures communes qui les réunissent.
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Audio interview with Charles Brasart, maître de conférences à l'université de Nantes (en français), linguiste de corpus. Le langage, les idées reçues, la recherche en linguistique, le bilinguisme
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Les langues : pourquoi ? comment ? Comprendre ...pour enseigner ...
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There's No Such Thing as a ’Language’: McWhorter, 2015

There's No Such Thing as a ’Language’: McWhorter, 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The realities of speech are much more complicated than the words used to describe it.
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Languages and dialects revisited by McWhorter

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From GR8 to fleek: Social Media Speeds Up Language Evolution:

From GR8 to fleek: Social Media Speeds Up Language Evolution: | TELT | Scoop.it

Geoff Nunberg (UC Berkeley):

It used to be that slang began among high school kids and worked its way around the school and maybe spread to kids in other generations before eventually reaching the speech of older people. By the time the older people were using it, the high school kids had moved on to something else. The whole point of slang is to keep your language separate, but now you can make a video or a Vine, a word catches on, the link is passed all around and two weeks later there are 2 billion people who are using this word, it’s astonishing.

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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn?

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? | TELT | Scoop.it
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Interesting starting point for discussion of second language acquisition for course on learning strategies or general teacher education 

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Academic publishing and the myth of linguistic injustice: Hyland, 2016

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Academic publication now dominates the lives of academics across the globe who must increasingly submit their research for publication in high profile English language journals to move up the career ladder. The dominance of English in academic publishing, however, has raised questions of communicative inequality and the possible ‘linguistic injustice’ against an author's mother tongue. Native English speakers are thought to have an advantage as they acquire the language naturalistically while second language users must invest more time, effort and money into formally learning it and may experience greater difficulties when writing in English. Attitude surveys reveal that English as an Additional Language authors often believe that editors and referees are prejudiced against them for any non-standard language. In this paper, I critically review the evidence for linguistic injustice through a survey of the literature and interviews with scholars working in Hong Kong. I argue that framing publication problems as a crude Native vs non-Native polarization not only draws on an outmoded respect for ‘Native speaker’ competence but serves to demoralizes EAL writers and marginalize the difficulties experienced by novice L1 English academics. The paper, then, is a call for a more inclusive and balanced view of academic publishing.

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That outmoded native-nonnative distinction again ...

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Language and Linguistics | Top 25 articles 2014

Language and Linguistics | Top 25 articles 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it

Access the 25 most read Language and Linguitics articles free today! This collection brings together the 25 top read articles of 2014 from a variety of Routledge journals in the Language and Linguistics portfolio.

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Mundolingua: language museum in Paris

Mundolingua: language museum in Paris | TELT | Scoop.it

Language is one of the fundamental abilities that makes us human. It has also played a key role in the evolution of people and modern society. To reveal the secrets of language, Mundolingua gives you the opportunity to discover language, languages and linguistics. A real little “discovery area”, Mundolingua invites you on a voyage in an unusual, fun and cozy setting, in the heart of the Latin Quarter: between the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Sulpice.

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This sounds interesting - an actual bricks-and-mortar museum dedicated to language.  Field trip, anyone?

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