By now, it’s a well-established fact that the earlier a child is exposed to a second language, the better. So, if you’re hoping to raise a bilingual child, how early should you start those language lessons?
A new study suggests that the answer may be "in utero."
So my response to this friendly question of “how many languages do you speak?” would be a bit playful and would always be delivered with a smile: “I speak science.”
Word Prisms by Kevin Hendzel: Translation is Not About Words. It’s About What the Words are About.
Durch Zufall bin ich auf eine Artikelserie in der ZEIT aus dem Jahr 1958 gestoßen, Autor ist Rudolf Walter Leonhardt und der Serientitel lautet Wie man in Deutschland Deutsch studiert.
The ‘Professor’ in the clip is in fact the real-life linguistics consultant used for the film and taught Michael Fassbender (David) the dialogue. I managed to track down the consultant, a Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London, to see if he could shed some light on the mysterious final scene.
The Linguistics of Prometheus - What David Says to the Engineer
Prometheus Bluray Easter Egg: Language of the Gods
The Mysteries Behind the Prometheus Deleted Scenes - A Discussion with Dr. Biltoo
Gamers are everywhere now! In the spirit of international cooperation, WoW Rookie has crowdsourced a list of basic WoW terminology for PUGging.
Take the word 'out': just a three-letter word; sometimes an adverb, sometimes a preposition or a particle. When the sun is out, you can see it; when the lights are out, then you can't see them. So it is both visible and invisible."
perhaps your group at Google might be interested in using the computing power that is now available to significantly expand and produce such tables as I constructed some 50 years ago, but now using the Google Corpus Data, not the tiny 20,000 word sample that I used.
Fictional languages are by far the largest group of artistic languages. Fictional languages are intended to be the languages of a fictional world, and are often designd with the intent of giving more depth and an appearance of plausibility to the fictional worlds with which they are associated, and to have their characters communicate in a fashion which is both alien and dislocated.
The Klingon language is something truly unique. While there have been other artificial languages, and other languages crafted for fictional beings, Klingon is one of the rare times when a trained linguist has been called upon to create a language for aliens. Add to this more than a quarter-century of the Star Trek phenomenon, a mythos that has permeated popular culture and spread around the globe. These factors begin to explain the popularity of the warrior's tongue.