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Speak the Language - A State Department staffer reveals his tricks for becoming fluent fast

Regional dialects map. I'm not completely sure what all the zones reference, but it was put together by linguist William Labov. It's interesting for me to note that although I've moved several times, I'm deeply embedded in Inland North. Notice too how this dialect map mirrors Colin Woodward's map of political zones in the US.

American regional dialects are pulling further apart from each other, rather than moving closer - there’s a connection between political and linguistic segregation.

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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

PEQUEfelicidad: APRENDER A LEER Y ESCRIBIR CON EL MÉTODO MONTESSORI: 12 PROYECTOS DIY GENIALES

PEQUEfelicidad: APRENDER A LEER Y ESCRIBIR CON EL MÉTODO MONTESSORI: 12 PROYECTOS DIY GENIALES

Hebrew:  These clips introduce the different letters of the Hebrew alphabet, new vocabulary, and the history behind the modern language. Come learn with us!

Hebrew: These clips introduce the different letters of the Hebrew alphabet, new vocabulary, and the history behind the modern language.

learn computer programming at a young age with Daisy the Dinosaur - a free app for kids, that a preschool age kid can learn computer coding

Free App: Teach Young Children Computer Coding with Daisy the Dinosaur

Daisy the Dinosaur is a free app teaching young children computer programming basics. Kids learn basic coding by making Daisy do different moves.

Going to Papua New Guinea? Consider bringing a big phrasebook.

a different way of ranking countries - map of the world in which countries are weighted by the number of languages they have produced

A research team led by Mark Pagel at the University of Reading in England has identified 23 “ultraconserved words” that have remained largely unchanged for 15,000 years. Words that sound and mean the same thing in different languages are called “cognates”. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/linguists-identify-15000-year-old-ultraconserved-words/2013/05/06/a02e3a14-b427-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story.html

A research team led by Mark Pagel at the University of Reading in England has identified 23 'ultraconserved words' that have remained largely unchanged for years.

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