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Have you ever thought of using Greek and Latin for Marketing?

Have you ever thought of using Greek and Latin for Marketing? | Glossaries | Scoop.it
Terminology means dealing with neology and its etymology every day. New products often use words whose roots come from Ancient Greek or Latin.
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Like Uber, For Translators | Stepes

Like Uber, For Translators | Stepes | Glossaries | Scoop.it
A new app can summon a translator for over 5,000 languages on demand In just a few days, CSOFT International introduces Stepes, their latest development and
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Meet the Scientists, Claudine Kirsch, Educationist in Languages | #Luxembourg #Europe #EDUcation 

Meet the Scientists, Claudine Kirsch, Educationist in Languages | #Luxembourg #Europe #EDUcation  | Glossaries | Scoop.it
Mehrsprachigkeit ist eine Herausforderung - besonders für Schüler mit Migrationshintergrund. Claudine Kirsch entwickelt hierzu angepasste pädagogische Konzepte.

 


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Mehrsprachigkeit ist eine Herausforderung - besonders für Schüler mit Migrationshintergrund. Claudine Kirsch entwickelt hierzu angepasste pädagogische Konzepte.

 

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Why the Grammar Rules of Sign Language Have Nothing to Do with Hands | Reader's Digest

Why the Grammar Rules of Sign Language Have Nothing to Do with Hands | Reader's Digest | Glossaries | Scoop.it
The grammar of sign language is incredibly complex. Here's how a signer's facial expressions, head movements, and even eye motions can impact meaning.

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Paralanguage - How Can You Use It to Give Better Presentations?

Paralanguage - How Can You Use It to Give Better Presentations? | Glossaries | Scoop.it
An explanation of paralanguage, with visual examples, and how it can be used to deliver more convincing and effective presentations.

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A bit of science to make you a smarter presenter.

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The Neuroscience of Language Learning: Why Most Humans Are Bilingual

The Neuroscience of Language Learning: Why Most Humans Are Bilingual | Glossaries | Scoop.it
Edna Andrews is the Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, director of the Duke Linguistics Program, and author of “Neuroscience & Multilingualism” (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In the following interview, she discusses her research and intriguing questions in the study of the brain and language.  What is cognitive neurolinguistics?

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Video Fix: Where are you from?

Video Fix: Where are you from? | Glossaries | Scoop.it
In this week's Video Fix, we would like to explore the question of home and belonging and reflect upon the difficulties that come along with it.
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The mini-revival of the Irish language

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The mini-revival of the Irish language
We are forever hearing about the imminent death of the Irish language, but there is a growing interest in the language worldwide, especially at third-level (...)


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How to sneeze like an atheist and speak like a Humanist | OxfordWords blog

How to sneeze like an atheist and speak like a Humanist | OxfordWords blog | Glossaries | Scoop.it
What do you call a Godparent without the 'God'? And what is a secular christening called? Guest blogger Gary Nunn explains how to speak like a Humanist.

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A few more myths about speakers of multiple languages | British Council

A few more myths about speakers of multiple languages | British Council | Glossaries | Scoop.it

Published by the British Council, March 10, 2015


Does multilingualism cause language delays and identity problems? Nayr Ibrahim busts a few more myths about speakers of multiple languages.


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Is it possible to think without language?

Is it possible to think without language? | Glossaries | Scoop.it

There is evidence that deaf people cut off from language, spoken or signed, think in sophisticated ways before they have been exposed to language


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Portugal’s students among Europe’s most bilingual - The Portugal News

Portugal’s students among Europe’s most bilingual - The Portugal News | Glossaries | Scoop.it
More than 85 percent of Portugal’s school children learned two or more foreign languages during 2014, data from the European Union’s statistical agency Eurostat revealed.
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Video fix - "Fawlty Towers"

Video fix - "Fawlty Towers" | Glossaries | Scoop.it
"Fawlty Towers" was a BBC sitcom first broadcast in 1975. It consisted of twelve episodes and starred John Cleese as (...)
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Here Are 10 Lesser-Known Language Learning Apps To Watch

Here Are 10 Lesser-Known Language Learning Apps To Watch | Glossaries | Scoop.it
Here are 10 of the lesser-known promising language learning apps that will tie your tongue in knots and make you pronounce sounds you never imagined existing.

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The Importance of Being Multilingual

The Importance of Being Multilingual | Glossaries | Scoop.it
  Communication dominates our daily lives, whether it be at work, at home, abroad or in social settings. Thus, it is important to realize the impact that language has in our world and in how we interact with others. The United States, in particular, prides itself on being a melting-pot of cultures and histories

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Parlez-vous corse ?

Parlez-vous corse ? | Glossaries | Scoop.it
QUIZ - «Pinzutu», «macu», «autant demain il pleut»... La langue corse regorge de petites pépites linguistiques. Les connaissez-vous ? Le Figaro vous propose de faire le test.

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Training speech recognition to understand dialects

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Dialects are an intrinsic part of who we are, and can represent home to many of us in a world becoming more global in nature. Many wonder though: how do we train speech recognition devices to understand such unique regional languages?

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Preserve rare languages to spread benefits of multilingualism, says expert

Preserve rare languages to spread benefits of multilingualism, says expert | Glossaries | Scoop.it
 

Languages on the brink of dying out should be preserved in the light of evidence that multilingualism is good for the brain, according to an expert.

Prof Antonella Sorace, the founder of the Bilingualism Matters centre at the University of Edinburgh, is investigating the potential benefits of studying less common languages such as Sardinian and Scottish Gaelic.

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Ecoutez une fable d’Esope dans différentes langues régionales

Ecoutez une fable d’Esope dans différentes langues régionales | Glossaries | Scoop.it
On connaît l’occitan, le corse, le breton l’alsacien, mais sait-on que ces langues ne sont pas parlées tout à fait de la même, en fonction de son lieu d’habitation ? Ainsi, le languedocien est quelque peu différent à Toulouse de celui de Foi

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A map of lexical distances between Europe's languages

A map of lexical distances between Europe's languages | Glossaries | Scoop.it

"A Finn and a Spaniard walk into a bar ..."


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Researcher Develops Glove That Translates Sign Language | Androidheadlines.com

Researcher Develops Glove That Translates Sign Language | Androidheadlines.com | Glossaries | Scoop.it

Hadeel Ayoub, a Ph.D. researcher in assistive technology at the department of computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, is building a smart glove capa

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There’s no universally correct way to be polite, according to linguistics

There’s no universally correct way to be polite, according to linguistics | Glossaries | Scoop.it
There's no universally correct way to be polite. You wouldn't ask your mother for a favor the same way you'd ask an acquaintance. You wouldn't ask your boss for a favor the same way you'd ask your fellow employee or a subordinate. And you wouldn't ask any of these people to tell you wha

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The cognitive benefits of multilingualism - The Atlantic

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The cognitive benefits of multilingualism

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The benefits of multilinguism

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A Dying Language Is Making a Comeback

A Dying Language Is Making a Comeback | Glossaries | Scoop.it

The story of the language’s decline, loss and rebirth is a remarkable example of cultural survival

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Readings on language, translation and interpretation 2016

Readings on language, translation and interpretation 2016 | Glossaries | Scoop.it
More than 20 recommended readings on language, translation and interpretation you should not miss in 2016, in Spanish and other EU languages.
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