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How Speaking Too Many Languages Is Limiting

I know, by saying this - that speaking too many languages is limiting- I probably go against years and hours and sweat tears of very dubious as well as very serious research that say the contrary. As [...] Continue reading

Wenn du schimpfst, dann auf Deutsch, bitte

Ich habe gerade das Blogpost Bilingualism Brings Out the Devil gelesen, und es hat mir an eine meiner Erfahrungen errinert. Ich habe Deutsch in Österreich gelernt. Ja, ich weiß, man spricht kaum [...] Continue reading

Of intended puns and other language barriers

I've just read a very true blogpost about how humour just does not cross borders very well. Borders of language, but mostly, intercultural boders. I guess we're all shaped by whatever environment we [...] Continue reading

Of Language and Thought: Gender Awareness

In an article titled "Does Your Language Shape How You Think?", Guy Deutscher tackles how our mother tongue may or may not shape our thoughts. The state of research as he presents it shows [...] Continue reading

Animals Too Speak Foreign Languages

Seriously. They do. There is something fantastic about bringing up a child in two languages, it is that you discover things about your own languages that you never really thought about. When a child [...] Continue reading

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