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Video-Fix: Untranslatable Words in Europe

For this week's Video-Fix we have a special trip for you: an evergreen Untranslatable Words Tour across Europe, accompanied by some of the words...
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Video-Fix: How do Our Brains Process Speech?

When it comes to speaking and speech comprehension, the human brain works as a fully functioning little system which chooses the best match between...

The origins of the English language

"Where did English come from? When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects...

Language – An Important Tool for Integration

Europe has recently increased its migration rate. According to the Eurostat statistics, Germany has the most non-EU immigrants in the EU countries as on...

IATE Term of the Week: Multilingualism

Multilingualism and legal aspects in the EU Multilingualism is the capacity of humans to communicate either individually or collectively. We talk about individual multilingualism when...

Interview with Linguist Sylvie Freyermuth

    Sylvie Freyermuth a commencé par le journalisme (presse écrite et audio-visuelle) au Républicain Lorrain et à RTL TV et Radio (1977 à 1979). Elle...

Hypercorrection

  Mastering a foreign language can be difficult. There are many traps along the way. One of them is hypercorrection. The Oxford dictionary defines hypercorrection...

Banglish: A New Hybrid Language

Young Bangladeshi people started migrating to the United Kingdom (UK) during the early 19th century because of the socio-economic conditions in Bangladesh, which were...

Lëtzebuergesch schwätzen in a multilingual country

Luxembourg is a small country in Europe with around 600.000 inhabitants (State institute for statistics - Statec: January 2018). The national language is called...

VideoFix: How social media breathes life into the Irish language

The myth that Irish is a dead language is widespread. Teresa Lynn, the speaker of this talk, has a PhD on technology for the...