Dimensions of language
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You use it all the time, but do you stop to think about it?
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Big Deal — Courting Chinese Buyers

Big Deal — Courting Chinese Buyers | Dimensions of language | Scoop.it

According to this story in the New York Times, the world is shrinking anbd people in the private sector have noticed the value of speaking languages other than English: "With a torrent of money flowing into the United States from China, some real estate brokers are trying to jump in farther upstream to better position themselves to win new clients."

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Deb Roy: The birth of a word | Video on TED.com

TED Talks MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch...
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www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/05/03/world/asia/20100503_CHINGLISH.html

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/05/03/world/asia/20100503_CHINGLISH.html | Dimensions of language | Scoop.it

The Chinese government is concerned about the impression that "Chinglish" makes on foreign tourists, but mangled translations are nothing new!

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