Finger-counting around the world

// // On my first trip to Düsseldorf, I encountered a critical incident that resulted from the different finger-counting systems...
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What is the relationship between language and culture?

Before answering this complex and difficult question, I need to define first these two notions. I will maintain Byram’s (2008) version for culture defined...

I’m sorry in different languages

  Whether you've accidently bumped into someone, said the wrong thing or just made a regrettable mistake, 'I'm sorry' can be two of the most...

Video Fix: Behaviorist Theory of Second Language Acquisition

Have you ever heard about behaviorist theory applied as a strategy for Second Language Acquisition (SLA)? Before giving you an insight into the topic of...

Are Scandinavian languages mutually understandable?

Written by Claus Skovbjerg, MA, stagiaire communicateur at TermCoord The languages spoken in Scandinavia are called North Germanic languages and include Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic,...

NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH

During the European quest for new markets and raw materials in the 17th Century, many Portuguese missionaries and traders arrived on the shores of...

The age factor in second language acquisition

Is there an optimal age for second language acquisition? Everybody agrees that age is a crucial factor in language learning. However to which extent...

I·ATE: Naleśniki, crêpes and palačinka. Sweet or savoury?

Do you prefer sweet or salty food? Are you a sugary sweetheart, or do you have a salty side? Do not worry if you...

How gender affects the style of communication

Just imagine, men and women communicate in the same language, in the same place and have the same backgrounds, but they are unable to...

I·ATE: From the Spanish pisto to the Middle Eastern shakshuka

Cold days are at our doorstep, so what about resorting to a traditional recipe that will keep us warm and healthy? This week, we...
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