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  • 2 Mar 2023
    Edith Podhovnik

    Cats and Us – A Curious Relationship

    You do not necessarily have to follow online cats on social media to read the book, but if you do, you might have come across one or the other cat-inspired linguistic process before or have perhaps found a meowlogism not mentioned in the book. Yet, regardless of your online habits, a curiousity for all things […]

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  • 13 Jan 2023
    François Grosjean

    Life as a Bilingual: Part 2

    “Life as a Bilingual” – a highly successful blog and now a new Cambridge book Back in 2016, Cambridge Extra published an interview[1] of François Grosjean[2], a recognized expert on bilingualism, who talked about his Psychology Today blog, “Life as a Bilingual”[3] which he had started back in 2010. He discussed a number of topics […]

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  • 9 Jan 2023
    François Grosjean

    Life as a Bilingual: Part 1

    Who could have imagined this kind of success for a scientific blog on bilingualism? In 2016, François Grosjean was interviewed about his Psychology Today blog, “Life as a bilingual”, by Ewa Haman, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. The Polish translation appeared under the title, “Nie mógłbym nawet marzyć o takiej liczbie czytelników” on dwujęzyczność.info. […]

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  • 14 Apr 2022
    Louise Cummings

    Long COVID: The impact on language and communication

    As we take stock nationally of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and economy of the UK, we would do well to think about the many people who have not made a good recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The World Health Organization (2021) defines the “post COVID-19 condition” (or Long COVID) as […]

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  • 16 Nov 2021

    Languages: Connecting Lake Chad with the Middle East

    The Lake Chad region in Central Africa is home to a plethora of languages of different genetic affiliations, among them the about 200 so-called Chadic languages, named after the Lake. The best known of the latter is Hausa; with almost 100 million speakers it is the most widely spread lingua franca in West Africa. Linguists […]

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  • 2 Feb 2021
    Joshua A. T. Fairfield

    Law and the Language of the Future

    Joshua A.T. Fairfield, author of Runaway Technology, on hate speech, disinformation, and technology,

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  • 7 May 2020
    Vona Groarke

    Poetry in an age of Coronavirus

    My friend’s mother died on Wednesday in a Dublin hospital, of C-19. None of the usual obsequies are available to me now: I can’t send flowers or go to the funeral. What’s left to me is words and only words; words over the phone, words typed in a text message. Better, more personal, more considered […]

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  • 3 Feb 2020
    Michael Ferber

    Poetry and Language

    People who love poetry are not likely to love these sorts of thing:  ˌɪntərˈnæʃənəl fəˈnɛtɪk ˈælfəbɪt VP   ->   t (M) (have + prf) (be + prg) V *h2ner-seerg  gwhen-ontabs  doruabs Which is too bad, because there are great riches hidden in these nuggets, just as in good poems.  It took many years of hard work […]

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