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ondineberg19

Language development starts in the womb -- ScienceDaily - 0 views

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    This article explains that learning language actually starts in the womb, not after birth. With new technology, researchers from the University of Kansas were able to track in-utero babies' responses to American and Japanese. As the mothers had only spoken English during their pregnancies, Japanese was a completely new language to the fetuses. The fetuses reacted very differently to the Japanese than they did to the American, which suggests that fetuses are able to start learning language before they are even brought into the world.
ondineberg19

Language is learned in brain circuits that predate humans -- ScienceDaily - 0 views

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    This source explains how language learning is involved in very basic learning systems that lots of animals have. Language learning falls into either declarative memory (memorize it once) or procedural memory (repeat it over and over until you get it). The research shows that you learn language in one of these two ways. The way that you end up learning in depends on when and how you learn the language.
allstonpleus19

Origin/History of the English Language - 0 views

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    English originated in England and is the dominant language in many countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. It is also the official language of India, the Philippines, Singapore, island nations in the Carribean Sea and Pacific Ocean, and many countries in Africa, including South Africa. About a third of the world's population uses English and it is the first choice of foreign language in most other countries in the world. The parent language of English Proto-Indo-European was used about 5,000 years ago by nomads. The closest language to modern English is Frisian, used by the Dutch province of Friesland. During the course of many millennia, modern English has slowly gotten simpler and less inflected. In English, only nouns, pronouns (he, him, his), adjectives (big, bigger, biggest) and verbs are inflected. English is the only European language to use uninflected adjectives (tall man & tall woman versus Spanish el hombre alto & la mujer alta. For the verb "ride", English has 5 forms (ride, rides, rode, riding, ridden) versus German reiten that has 16 forms. The simplification and loss of inflection has made English more flexible functionally and more open in vocabulary. English has "borrowed" words from other languages (e.g. cannibal, cigar, guerrilla, matador, mosquito, tornado, vanilla, etc. From Greek, English "borrowed": alchemy, alcohol, algebra, arsenal, assassin, elixir, mosque, sugar, syrup, zero, cipher etc. From Hebrew is: amen, hallelujah, manna, messiah, seraph, leviathan, shibboleth, etc. There are many other words in the English dictionary that are taken from other languages. Many countries speak or use English, but not in the same way we use it. The article is very long and goes through phonology (sounds), morphology inflection (grammar forms of tense, case, voice, person, gender, etc), composition, syntax (sentence forms), vocabulary, orthography (spelling systems) of English. It also gives
allstonpleus19

Just How Effective Are Language Learning Apps? - 0 views

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    An app called Duolingo is the top app to learn a new language. The site includes learning vocab and grammar and doing exercises that are tailored to what the person learns quickly and what the person need to repeatedly review. Teaching language has changed from early "grammar translation" (learning grammar rules and translating sentences) to "audiolingualism" (learn rules and patterns by repeating sentences over and over) after World War II to other methods in the 60s and 70s that turned into a general "communicative approach" which focuses on the function of language as communication not the rules and structure. The app is mostly "audiolingual" because it drills users to repeat words and phrases over and over, but it also helps users learn a lot of words, reminds them to practice, and keeps them practicing with virtual rewards so can be effective.
clairechoi18

Children need to learn new language before age 10 to become fluent | Daily Mail Online - 0 views

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    This article is about when a child needs to learn a language to be able to sound like a native. This article closely relates to what we have been learning in class and talks about the critical period. It talks about the critical period in a person's life for learning a new language and that is when a child should learn in order to sound like a native.
christianchin19

What Can Chimpanzee Calls Tell Us About the Origins of Human Language? - 0 views

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    In this article, scientist Wilkie Freud followed a group of chimpanzees around to learn more about the origin of language. The human lineage broke from chimpanzees roughly 7.9 million years ago. The study they found was that the chimpanzees use language when necessary, like when a snake is seen. They will shout an alarm call to warn other about the danger. They also seem to grunt when they enjoy food. This shows how chimpanzees and humans have similar but very different types of language.
clairechoi18

Never too old to learn: Chinese man decided to start studying English at age of 93 - 0 views

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    This article is about a chinese man who started learning english at the age of 93 despite his age. He says that its never too late and currently he can semi speak the language. I think this article was unique because we have been talking about how one needs to learn a language when they are young but this man is showing that it is never too late to do it!
carlchang18

SuperSport to broadcast Russia 2018 World Cup commentaries in pidgin - Sport - The Guar... - 0 views

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    This article talks about how some World Cup games will be broadcast in pidgin for Nigerian and Ghana audiences. I find it fascinating that the world has become more friendly to pidgin and other "informal" languages. I wonder if Hawaii broadcasts and television shows will start to utilize more pidgin and Hawaii Creole English.
carlchang18

Students gain more foreign-language learning in schools - 0 views

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    This article talks about L2 acquisition in schools throughout the United States and how more schools are starting to offer foreign language classes to students. It talks about why it's important and beneficial to learn a foreign language.
mikenakaoka18

At What Age Does Our Ability to Learn a New Language Like a Native Speaker Disappear? -... - 0 views

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    This article talks about when the cutoff age to learn a new language is. Studies show that youth are proficient in learning a new language until the age of 18 but if they want to understand and learn the fluency of a native speaker it is best to start by the age of 10.
magellan001352

The Man Who Invented Dothraki - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    In this article, Peterson talked about how he got inspired to create the dothraki language. He said he took a course at UC Berkeley because he took a course in morphology which is the study of forms of things in particular. So he researched the words he wanted to use in the show and found their origin and started playing with sounds, phrasing, sentence structure, and ordering. But, he did pull language tools from J.J. R Tolkein and it seems like he had help from other outside sources. Although his made up language became famous in the world of Game of Thrones, he did not entirely create it himself. This article was interesting and all, but I still didn't find what I was looking for in how people create their own languages. Maybe ill try looking into J.J.R Tolkein's work.
magellan001352

Creating an Alien Language for your Manuscript - 0 views

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    This article talked about basic rules and structures in creating your own language. For example in creating your own language, you have to consider nouns, verbs, conjunctions, and prepositions. You need to first start with verbs in the infinitive form and then structurally conjugate them with prefixes or suffixes. This article was interesting and all, but I was sort of looking for how to create your own language. This article seemed to talk about how Aliens would talk in the english language.
jgiangarra18

How New Technologies Are Changing Language Learning, For Better And Worse - 0 views

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    Technology will have a massive impact on the way we learn, the way we live, and the way we work. Some believe technology will even eradicate the need to learn language at all
jgiangarra18

You are never too old to become fluent in a foreign language - 0 views

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    Pretty much anyone can become fluent in pretty much any language at pretty much any age. It's not even true that young children learn languages faster than older children or adults: if you expose different age groups to the same amount of instruction in a foreign language, the older ones invariably do better, both initially and in the long run. Learners of any age can achieve a brilliant, even native like, command of the vocabulary of another language, including such challenging structures as idioms or proverbs.
betceee

The Brains Of Hyperpolyglots, People Who Speak 6 Or More Languages, Function Differentl... - 1 views

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    What makes people who can fluently speak about six languages or more so special? One of the most famous hyperpolyglots in history Emil Krebs, had mastered 65 languages by time of death. After years of study, scientists have figured out that hyperpolyglots have distinct differences in their brains' neural activity.
lnakao-yamada18

The importance of preserving the Gullah language - CNN Video - 1 views

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    CNN has looked at the Penn Center to learn more about the Gullah language and what people are doing to preserve it and its culture. (https://glc.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Gullah%20Language.pdf) Gullah is a creole English based language that has been influenced by African languages. Gullah is also known to be from the "target language" of English. This means that the words they use are what the dominant and economically well group of people often used.
lnakao-yamada18

The television trick to learning a new language - CNN - 0 views

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    Although many people are wary of how much people actually learn from television and screentime, many people are able to learn different languages through the use of TV and shows. The Nistel sisters were able to become proficient in Spanish and English from watching TV shows every day after school. They claim that they never paid attention in English class and did not mention about ever taking Spanish lessons.
miyaheulitt19

How to Learn a new Language (in 15-minutes a day installments) - 0 views

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    This article challenges the idea that it is impossible to learn a second language past a certain age. It gives you steps on how to learn a new language in only 15 minutes a day, some steps are: knowing your learning style, and embracing yourself in the culture of the language that you're learning.
miyaheulitt19

Dance as a Universal Language - 0 views

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    This article elaborates on how dance is a type of language that connects all cultures, and all species around the world. Dancers are thought of as storytellers, and their stories are their bodies and movement.
kennedyishii18

Coaching with Curiosity Using Clean Language and Agile - 1 views

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    Clean language are unbiased questions that can be used to get details and provide people with proper feedback. It is also to give players tools to support each other with improvement and give each other effective feedback.
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