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Oh that's pretty cool, do you mind if I ask where your from other than your grandma being half chinese? Just ignore if you're not comfortable to answer though =)

Oh that's pretty cool, do you mind if I ask where your from other than your grandma being half chinese? Just ignore if you're not comfortable to answer though =) | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
My dad is Filipino-Spanish and my mom Filipino-Chinese. We lived in Macau, Phil. and Qatar before ^^
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La construcción de un Silicon Valley propio

La construcción de un Silicon Valley propio | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Project Syndicate: Economics, finance, politics, and global affairs from the world's opinion page
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The man behind the eBay of Latin America - BBC News

The man behind the eBay of Latin America - BBC News | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay.
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Timeline Photos - Harvard Linguistics | Facebook

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Linguistics Department Fall Open House

The Linguistics Department Fall Open House for prospective concentrators will take place on Thursday, October 30...
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Are "Definitely" and "Totally" the New "Literally"?

Are "Definitely" and "Totally" the New "Literally"? | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
The oft-maligned hyperbolic extension of literally is nothing new—it's been around since the 1700s—but do other adverbs behave in the same way?
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The Language Myth Why Language Is Not an Instinct | Cognitive linguistics | Cambridge University Press

The Language Myth Why Language Is Not an Instinct | Cognitive linguistics | Cambridge University Press | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Evans presents an alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work.
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Can "Y'all" Mean Just One Person?

Can "Y'all" Mean Just One Person? | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
"Y'all" is the most identifiable feature of the dialect known as Southern American English. It simply and elegantly fills out the pronoun paradigm gap that occurs in dialects that have only "you" for both singular and plural.
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Speaking their language - Times of Malta

Speaking their language - Times of Malta | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Towards the beginning of last May, when I was invited for a meeting by the Minister for Education and Employment to discuss foreign language teaching and learning at secondary State and non State schools, we soon realised that the situation was...
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Appoquinimink district schools to launch new Spanish immersion program next ... - Middletown Transcript

Appoquinimink district schools to launch new Spanish immersion program next ... - Middletown Transcript | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
The Spanish immersion program is optional and parents can begin enrolling their children in November.
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Does Pittsburgh have America's ugliest accent? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Does Pittsburgh have America's ugliest accent? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
The online site Gawker has been running a competition this week asking readers to vote for “America’s Ugliest Accent,” and it includes Pittsburgh as one of 16 nominees.
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What is the African Influence in the Spanish Language of Puerto Rico? - Boriqua Chicks

What is the African Influence in the Spanish Language of Puerto Rico? - Boriqua Chicks | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
There is a list of words that came from Africa in the Spanish that is spoken in Puerto Rico. Many of these words are linked to Puerto Rican cuisine.

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What is the African Influence in the Spanish Language of Puerto Rico?


There is a list of words that came from Africa in the Spanish that is spoken in Puerto Rico. Many of these words are linked to Puerto Rican cuisine.

Such words as guineo (bananas), malanga (root vegetables with brown skin and white flesh), gandules (pigeon peas) and quingombo (okra) are examples. These fruits and vegetables came to the Antilles and Central America in the ships used in the slave trade.

If you shop in a vegetable or food store in the Latino/a community of Chicago, you will find these products. They are exported from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, etc. Malanga is a root vegetable used in the preparation of asopao and sancocho. They are thick soups that originated in the countryside of Puerto Rico.

          Arroz con gandules with alcapurrias.

Quingombo (okra) is boiled by itself. It can also be combined with codfish or a meat dish. Others may fry okra and use it in yellow rice. The gandules (pigeon peas) are used to make arroz con gandules (yellow rice combined with pigeon peas).

Arroz con gandules is called the national dish of Puerto Rico. This rice is also served in the Antilles of the Dominican Republic and Barbados.

When making rice and gandules, a special sauce (sofrito) is used. This is what gives it the delightful taste. The origin of the sofrito is also linked to the continent of Africa.

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Spanish Construction Workers Looking For Jobs In The U.S. As European Construction Sector Remains Sluggish

Spanish adjectival phrase workers looking inasmuch as jobs inside of the u.s. ceteris paribus european growing… http://t.co/g3Z0sKE3K4
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Our Language Prejudices Don’t Make No Sense

Our Language Prejudices Don’t Make No Sense | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Making fun of people for replacing “ask” with “aks,” or for frequently using double negatives just makes you look like the unsophisticated one.
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The Global Search for Education: What the World Can Learn from Latin America - Huffington Post

The Global Search for Education: What the World Can Learn from Latin America - Huffington Post | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
How are Brazil and other Latin America countries innovating mathematics education? This year, 35-year-old Brazilian mathematician Artur Avila became the first Latin American to claim the prestigious 2014 Fields Medal....
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British parrot missing for four years returns speaking Spanish - Telegraph

British parrot missing for four years returns speaking Spanish - Telegraph | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
British owner reunited with lost bird only to find he doesn't speak English any more
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Linguistics and Motivation - 'What's Next?'

Linguistics and Motivation - 'What's Next?' | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
During a conversation with a client about 'living as a creative force', I happened to mention that one of my favourite questions to ask my self during
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Mix of languages being spoken in US is changing

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PATERSON, N.J. — Mahdi Abedrabbo, 18, speaks Arabic at home with his Palestinian-born parents and English at work in Corrado’s

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Every Single Slang Word Ever Used For 'Drunk'

Every Single Slang Word Ever Used For 'Drunk' | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Slang does not exist to comfort the afflicted nor to make anyone feel "better". There is no feel-good factor (other, perhaps, than the masturbatory). Its role is to afflict the comfortable. It is a vote for the disenfranchised.
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Bilingual Education Ban May Be Overturned In California - Huffington Post

Bilingual Education Ban May Be Overturned In California - Huffington Post | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Bilingual Education Ban May Be Overturned In California Huffington Post California public schools educate 1.346 million English learners who constitute 21.6 percent of total enrollment, and 84 percent of those students are Spanish speakers,...
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People Use ‘I’ and ‘Me’ Less As They Get Older, Says a New Facebook Study

People Use ‘I’ and ‘Me’ Less As They Get Older, Says a New Facebook Study | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
But why?
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How New Orleans schools are using social media as a teaching tool - bestofneworleans.com

How New Orleans schools are using social media as a teaching tool - bestofneworleans.com | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Across platforms, social media is designed to be as intuitive as possible. How do you tweet? Simple. Click the box that says, "compose tweet" and type your 140...
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Linguists decry accent contest n'at - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An ongoing contest on the website Gawker that asks readers to vote for “America’s Ugliest Accent” aims to poke fun at regional accents across the country, including Pittsburghese.
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What's Wrong With "America's Ugliest Accent" - Slate Magazine (blog)

What's Wrong With "America's Ugliest Accent" - Slate Magazine (blog) | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Gawker is running a competition, tournament style, to see which accent will be crowned "America's Ugliest." In the running are 16 cities in the US, and readers get to vote. As a linguist, I'm not so thrilled about it.
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Female head of Spanish business group 'avoids hiring women aged 25-45' - The Guardian

Female head of Spanish business group 'avoids hiring women aged 25-45' - The Guardian | Hispanic Linguistics in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Mónica Oriol is accused of sexism after saying she prefers not to hire women who might get pregnant
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