Tag Archives: linguistics

The Never Ending Saga of Bureaucracy

I got up this morning with such lofty intentions of sitting down at 9 to transcribe data I have collected for my dissertation. (Recorded linguistic data must go through a little bit of processing before it can be analyzed. The … Continue reading

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Duolingo Addiction

I’ve been starting and ending my days with language practice in Duolingo. Do you know this app? It provides games for language learners (for a few languages, mostly Indo-European and all with bigger speaker numbers). If you like playing games … Continue reading

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Endangered European Languages

Go Euro (which unsurprisingly a travel website aimed at getting people to travel in Europe) recently published a blog post on the endangered languages of Europe. They teamed up with the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger and … Continue reading

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Health Care and Language

Being able to speak to your doctor and understand what they are telling you is an important part of getting good health care.  However, it isn’t always the possible to find a doctor that speaks the language you are most … Continue reading

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