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CrossTalk: Dr Strangelove's World


The Pentagon recently released its new Nuclear Posture Review. Its critics are stunned. Not only the use of nuclear weapons is now more thinkable, but the threshold for their use has been lowered. 23 more words

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My experiences using Crosstalk to learn Thai

In my previous post I detailed my experiences learning Mandarin Chinese using Crosstalk, a method where each person speaks their own language using non-verbal tools as needed to communicate. 788 more words

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My experiences using Crosstalk to learn Mandarin Chinese

Crosstalk is a term for multilingual communication where each person speaks their own language, using non-verbal tools as needed to make themselves understood.

It can be used to implement the… 1,634 more words

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The ALG-shaped hole in research on second-language acquisition

Every academic discipline has its research gaps and holes—those areas that haven’t been adequately investigated and the questions that haven’t been answered, or even asked. 1,300 more words

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If language learning is harder for adults, why give them less and not more? Part two: A "silent period"

In my previous post, I wrote that while the ALG approach suggests adults can pick up languages as easily as young children can if they have the same learning environment and approach, even if language learning is harder for adults, the response should be to help them by offering them… 784 more words

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73.22 Nile

Our dragons Brimdraca and Eorðdraca  have been challenging themselves to tackle a list of seventy-three different subjects on which a blog could be written…  The suggestions are very wide-ranging and aimed at people from every area of life who might want to write a blog, not just writers. 1,060 more words

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