Finger-counting around the world

// // On my first trip to Düsseldorf, I encountered a critical incident that...
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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...

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...

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,...

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...
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What is the Future of the English Language?

English, as any other language, is a living and dynamic system, and it transforms according to the way its speakers use it. For this...
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Linguistic Identity and Language Portrait

There are different kinds of identities, social identities, national identities, racial identities, ethnic identities, etc. A notion, which is however not frequently...