Folium: Why I Taught Myself 20 Languages... via TED-Ed

Folium: Why I Taught Myself 20 Languages… via TED-Ed

… Connect TED-Ed: Why I Taught Myself 20 Languages… … If you don’t know what a hyperpolyglot is… that’s ok, because neither did I. But a hyperpolyglot is someone who is gifted at massively accumulating languages. They possess a particular neurology that’s well-suited for learning languages very quickly and putting them to good use. While […]

Folium: How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish via NPR

Folium: How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish via NPR

… Connect NPR: How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish … Baseball has been known as an American pastime. However, over the years baseball has gained more recognition and has spread to countries all over the world. This has ultimately led to foreign players coming to America to play baseball in the […]

Folium: How Different Cultures Around the World Deal With Emotion and Conflict via BigThink

Folium: How Different Cultures Around the World Deal With Emotion and Conflict via BigThink

… Connect BigThink: How Different Cultures Around the World Deal With Emotion and Conflict … Many different people make up this world with varying colors, genders, sizes, sexualities and races just to name a few. Something that distinguishes a group of humans more than anything else is the way their culture affects them. In this article […]

Folium: How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy via KQED

Folium: How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy via KQED

… Connect KQED: How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy … Cross-cultural implies comparison of two or more cultural groups including international, interfaith, interethnic, or interracial. Cross-cultural dialogue is the study of how members of different cultural groups perceive and/or engage in dialogue. Something that concerns author Katrina Schwartz is that students and teachers need […]

Folium: English Is Not Normal via Aeon

Folium: English Is Not Normal via Aeon

… Connect Aeon: English Is Not Normal … I am sure you have noticed, but English is a pretty strange language, and I know many who agree to that statement. John McWhorter is is a professor of linguistics and American studies at Columbia University. He writes in his article titles “English is Not Normal” about […]

Folium: An Emerging Entry In America's Multiracial Vocabulary: 'Blaxican'

Folium: An Emerging Entry In America’s Multiracial Vocabulary: ‘Blaxican’ via NPR / Code Switch

… Connect NPR/CodeSwitch: An Emerging Entry In America’s Multiracial Vocabulary: ‘Blaxican’ … Between colonial history, immigration cycles, and cultural flow in the United States, there are endless new definitions of what “American” really is. Melissa Adams is a living example of what that changing definition of “American” really is. She was born black and Mexican. […]

Folium: When a Dad Takes His Daughter on a Trip via UpWorthy

  … Connect When a Dad Takes His Daughter on a Trip via UpWorthy … Not everyone would agree that bringing your two year old child on a spontaneous trip to the unknown is logical, but Stefen Chow would challenge that notion. He couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a trip when he found […]

Folium: Push - Expanding Your Comfort Zone via Lifehacker

Folium: Push – Expanding Your Comfort Zone via Lifehacker

… Connect Push – Expanding Your Comfort Zone via Lifehacker … In every twist and turn this life presents, you need to always be ready to take life head on and push yourself to your absolute limit. Derek is a musician from California who travels all over the world playing shows. He has traveled to […]

Folium: Does Grammar Matter via TED

Folium: Does Grammar Matter via TED

… Connect TED: Does Grammar Matter? … Grammar is thought of as a set of linguistic habits. When we started out learning a language, such as English, you learn from a linguistic pattern that helps you remember what is right and what isn’t. We sometimes recognize the poor grammar of others and become so called […]

Folium: Real Talk - The Idea of Language Instinct via Aeon

Folium: Real Talk – The Idea of Language Instinct via Aeon

… Connect Real Talk – The Idea of Language Instinct via Aeon … A key challenge that most linguists face is the question of whether or not humans are predisposed with the knowledge of language, or if they develop linguistic features listening to their parents and others speak. Most four-year-olds know thousands of words and have a sense […]