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Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico

Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico | Language | Scoop.it
Whistled language is a rare form of communication that can be mostly found in locations with isolating features such as scattered settlements or mountainous terrain. This documentary above shows how Dr.
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How the World's Newest 'Mixed' Language Was Invented

How the World's Newest 'Mixed' Language Was Invented | Language | Scoop.it

The Warlpiri people, an indigenous group that lives near the remote Tanami Desert of Australia's northern territory, have kept a lot of things the same for centuries, such as living within unique kinship structures and performing traditional tribal dances. But now, they've done something totally new: One Warlpiri community has invented an entirely original language.

The eponymous Warlpiri is an endangered language with only about 4,000 speakers. But now, a researcher has detailed how one community of Warlpiri have blended elements of English, Kriol (a local, English-based dialect), and Warlpiri to create Light Warlpiri, which contains elements of all three, plus some new words and structures.


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Florence Bonnet 's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:30 AM

Cet article parle du "Light Warlpiri", un langage inventé par une tribu australienne et qui s'inspire de plusieurs langages existants.

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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers | Language | Scoop.it
New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments
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