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Language Learning and Me: Danish

Language Learning and Me: Danish | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Fiona's husband is from Denmark. They met in Brussels nearly four years ago, and she started taking Danish classes three days before they got married. She has some great advice about learning the l...

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Is Learning a Language Other Than English Worthwhile? - Room for Debate

Is Learning a Language Other Than English Worthwhile? - Room for Debate | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Lawrence Summers says the emergence of English as the lingua franca makes learning other languages less vital. Does he have a point?
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Language, culture, identity, and raising student achievement | edtalks.org

Language, culture, identity, and raising student achievement | edtalks.org | World Englishes | Scoop.it
RT @latsconf: RT @edtalks: #lats12 keynotes Deanne and Wharehoka on "Language, culture, identity, and raising student achievement" http://t.co/iZ2H1zeO...
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Do You Write with Your Students? | Edutopia

Do You Write with Your Students? | Edutopia | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference. (Do You Write with Your Students?
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Do We Need a Militant Movement to Save the Planet (and Ourselves)?

Do We Need a Militant Movement to Save the Planet (and Ourselves)? | World Englishes | Scoop.it

Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Aric McBay call for new strategy to stave off environmental catastrophe. 

 

A new book called Deep Green Resistance, by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen, says that we likely won't have enough people interested in saving the planet before we run out of time. So, they're calling for a change in strategy. 

 

The three longtime activists have teamed up to offer a more radical approach to our environmental crisis.


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Multilingualism Enriches Us

Multilingualism Enriches Us | World Englishes | Scoop.it
This is embarrassing to admit, but I spent last Saturday night watching the Republican Presidential Primary debate.

Romney said he'd get tough with the Chinese and tell them in no uncertain term...
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MIT: The advantage of ambiguity in language

Cognitive scientists develop a new take on an old problem: Why human language has so many words with multiple meanings.
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Normal and Formal - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Normal and Formal - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education | World Englishes | Scoop.it
More on "who" & "whom" (and on "he's better than me") from English grammar guru Geoff Pullum on Lingua France #grammar http://t.co/eZMJ9J3s...
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New light shed on how children learn to speak

Researchers have discovered that children under the age of two control speech using a different strategy than previously thought.
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Parents Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Kids’ Teacher

Parents Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Kids’ Teacher | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Schools frown upon making requests, but even good schools have bad teachers (Why Parents Should Be Allowed to Pick Their Kids' Teachers http://t.co/OY6XMApT /via @TIME #edchat #education...)...
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Code-switching Is Much More than Careless Mixing: Multilinguals Know the Rules! | Multilingual Living

Code-switching Is Much More than Careless Mixing: Multilinguals Know the Rules! | Multilingual Living | World Englishes | Scoop.it
By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Ed Yourdon The reactions a few weeks ago on the Multilingual Living Facebook page to the post Language Switching with (Some interesting thoughts on code-switching (or rather code-mixing) #multilingualism...
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Drinking Chiyaa » A quick thought on multilingualism and endangered languages

Languages, mountains (Nice post on multilingualism and language endangerment: http://t.co/HlCeI5q...)...
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Learning a new language changes our perception of the world

Learning a new language changes our perception of the world | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language literally changes the way we see the world, according to new research.
Panos Athanasopoulos, of Newcastle University, has found that bilingual speakers think differently to those who only use one language.
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Trilingual Miracle: Interview with Belgian Linguist Jean-Marc Dewaele | Multilingual Living

Trilingual Miracle: Interview with Belgian Linguist Jean-Marc Dewaele | Multilingual Living | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Trilingual Child: Interview with Jean-Marc Dewaele, Belgian linguistics & multilingualism professor at Birkbeck College in London, UK.
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How Computer Games Help Children Learn | MindShift

How Computer Games Help Children Learn | MindShift | World Englishes | Scoop.it
#elearning #edtech How Computer Games Help Children Learn http://t.co/faCErZnn (@MindShiftKQED)...
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Baby Talk: How does language develop in babies?

By now you have no doubt seem the Youtube video of the two babies just chatting away in their own little language by their kitchen refrigerator. What are the... (Watched this in @paulachesley's class today.
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Language experts identify 'trolls'

Language experts identify 'trolls' | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Researchers at a university in Lancashire are developing a system to help identify people behind offensive comments posted on the internet.
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Endangered languages | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Endangered languages | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | World Englishes | Scoop.it
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Everyone in Africa speaks English. Or do they?

Everyone in Africa speaks English. Or do they? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
English Africa, French Africa, Portuguese Africa. We are accustomed to using these terms to designate different countries of Africa. Kenya is considered an anglophone country while Mali is universa...
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I Can Has Thesis?: Linguistics Applied to Lolspeak

I Can Has Thesis?: Linguistics Applied to Lolspeak | World Englishes | Scoop.it
I can haz cheezburger? Maybe. Maybe not. You can understand the linguistic aspect of Lolspeak, though, if you read this student's thesis. Brilliant. (I Can Has Thesis?
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What’s the language of the future?

What’s the language of the future? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
As English takes over the world, it's splintering and changing -- and soon, we may not recognize it at all (“…while the number of languages in the world is diminishing, the number of Englishes is increasing.” – via @Salon...
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Bilinguals see the world in a different way, study suggests

Bilinguals see the world in a different way, study suggests | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that regularly speaking in a second language makes you literally see the world in a different way.
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Study on role of multilingualism and translation for integration and social inclusion published

Study on role of multilingualism and translation for integration and social inclusion published | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Study on role of multilingualism and translation for integration and social inclusion published: http://bit.ly/me8sT6...
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