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Where to begin becoming a polyglot?

I was asked the following question on ask.fm:

“What kind of second language do you reccomend for people who want to become polyglots?”

Since the answer wound up being pretty large, I’m going to devote a blog post to it. 1,350 more words

Language And Linguistics

The lord, the bishop, and the harlot: an etymological fallacy

This article was written as a guest post for the Merriam-Webster Unabridged blog, http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/blog/2014/08/quest-post-the-lord-the-bishop-and-the-harlot-an-etymological-fallacy/

“I literally decimated my bank account, but it was so unique, I just had to get it! 1,000 more words

Language And Linguistics

Linguistic exogamy, anyone?

Babel issue 8 August 2014 Fish People

I am pleased to share with you my piece on Jean Jackson’s seminal research on the Tukanoan people of the Columbian Vaupés (above), featured in the August 2014 issue of Babel, the language magazine. 63 more words

Language And Linguistics


Theo has reached another milestone: laughing. He still doesn’t do it all that often yet, which is why I also have yet to capture it on camera, but it’s getting to be more and more! 275 more words

Life According To Me

Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-55

‘Chi va al mare ha vita serena
e fa i castelli con la rena,
chi va ai monti fa le scalate
e prende la doccia alle cascate… 55 more words

Culture And Society

Letters: Ottawa is a city of many languages

Re: Group wants Ottawa to be officially bilingual city, Aug. 13.

I moved from New Brunswick to Barrhaven three years past, expecting to converse in either of our two national languages. 152 more words


Here are the top 10 historic titles produced by the Cambridge Library Collection in July. Scroll down to vote for your favourite. 1,988 more words

Literary Studies