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Sep 27, 00:19
As they settled in for French and Spanish classes this semester, students at one Maine high school were greete...
Sep 26, 11:56
Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 94: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast f ...
Sep 25, 10:47
Digital analysis of X ray scan allows researchers to ‘read’ ancient, charred Ein Gedi scroll too fragile to unwrap
Sep 24, 13:07
Just under 200 new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary today. We’ve picked ten of the most baffling: can you find the right definition?
Sep 23, 12:27
In 15 years in the majors, Ichiro Suzuki learned to speak our language.
Sep 22, 10:30
Why it’s a “huge fuzzy blanket” and not a “fuzzy huge blanket.”
Sep 21, 08:37
People who are blind from birth will gesture when they speak. I always like pointing out this fact when I teach classes on gesture, because it gives us an an interesting perspective on how we learn...
Sep 20, 11:02
Germans have serious doubts about the education of new refugees.
Sep 19, 15:47
--William Labov, Professor of Linguistics at University of Pennsylvania and author of Dialect Diversity in America, joins David to discuss the various and ch...
Sep 18, 09:31
In more news from the alma mater . . . Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
Sep 17, 14:43
Will acquiring the ability to read Japanese give you some degree of literacy in Chinese? Well, it could at least give you a head start.
Sep 16, 11:23
Video version of "The Object Complement Patterns" lecture I delivered in my English 402--Grammar course at the State University of New York College at Cortland.
Sep 15, 09:51
Hi, thank you for asking me your question. Unfortunately your sentence "they no coming to the party this evening" does not comply fully with the rules of Standard Written English, one reason being that as a complete sentence it should begin with a capital letter, i.e., the "t" of "they" should be up...
Sep 14, 10:31
The terms weren't introduced at the same time—A.D. came before B.C.—and each took hundreds of years to catch on
Sep 13, 00:05
There was a language, long ago, from which the speakers of many other tongues drew inspiration and borrowed large numbers of words.
Sep 12, 10:09
That really depends on where and how you learn English, or really any second language. In some high-intensity environments, where you are exposed to and use only English during all or nearly all of your waking hours, you may find that after a year or even less time you will have achieved a high degr...
Sep 11, 08:56
Though "Quina és?" is Catalan, I believe . . . "Even among Mexican immigrants in Southern California, linguists estimate that 97% of their third-generation American descendants will speak no Spanish at all."
Sep 10, 13:12
If you mean "How can I learn English faster?" I believe the keys are to expose yourself to as much as English as possible, i.e., seek out environments and situations that are meaningful to you in which English is the only or dominant language, and also be receptive and participatory in those environ...
Sep 09, 09:37
Usually, when comic books are discussed, the focus is on the muscular, super-powered folks who generally inhabit them. They’re the ones, after all, who get the merchandising deals and the movie contracts. But today, some overdue attention is finally paid to those convenient word balloons that have h
Sep 08, 10:11
გამარჯობათ! Five years ago Georgia changed my life. I was in a transition period at the time wondering what to do and where to go next
Sep 06, 10:28
A little-known dialect from the Midlands of England echoes the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons.