Folium: Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic

Folium: Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic

… Connect Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic … Words are an outlet for expressing feelings to others through text. There is a constant mix of positive and negative words used in YouTube Comments, Facebook Posts, and Tweets. Some may use language to harm, while others use it to analyze situations […]

Folium: A Brief History of Plural Word…s via TEDed

Folium: A Brief History of Plural Word…s via TEDed … Has a language learner ever asked you why English is so hard to learn? Have you ever pondered the irregularities of English yourself? Many native English speakers question the difficulty of learning the language, but when one takes a look at some commonly used words and […]

Folium: The Taste of Chocolate via TwentyTwo Words

Folium: The Taste of Chocolate via TwentyTwo Words I will admit, over the past few years, that Americans have become more conscious of food origin. Buying “local” and “organic” now carries a greater weight, and understanding the role of the global supply network only encourages this line of thinking. I honestly believe that this is […]

French Grammar: Transitional Words and Phrases

Identify: French Grammar: Transitional Words and Phrases la grammaire française: les connecteurs logiques Transitional words and phrases help to keep stories moving along. They can indicate the order or placement of events over time, and can help link events together in a cohesive manner. Study: Transitional words and phrases help to keep stories moving along. They […]

Spanish Grammar: Transitional Words and Phrases

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Transitional Words and Phrases el vocabulario español: las palabras y oraciones transitivas Organize and move a story along from point to point. Add depth and meaning to stories. … Study Transitional words and phrases help to keep stories moving along. They can indicate the order or placement of events over time, and can […]

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage

Folium: Must-Know French Words For The “Facebookholique” via TransparentLanguage I hope *tu aimes* (you *Like*!) this fresh learning idea!  What better way to immerse yourself in a new language than to become part of the massive global conversation taking place in the realm of social media. Taking a class to learn a language isn’t enough.  […]

Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing

Shemomedjamo – “I accidentally ate the whole thing.” Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing … Mark Twain often wrote of his distaste of the German language, how new nouns could be formed by smashing them all together, or worse, by smashing a load of functions or meanings together to create something totally […]

Folium: 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary via Mentalfloss

Folium: 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary via Mentalfloss English seems to be a rather hot-button topic in the academic world lately, we just published a new article a few days ago about the rapid evolution of English over the past 500 years. Now, here it is in action today! English is an […]

Folium: The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years via Gizmodo

 Creative Commons Image via Flickr user crdotx Folium: The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years via Gizmodo The English language is truly a remarkable thing, and as a Modern Language professor most people think that I don’t give English enough credit. Well, this one’s for you Anglophiles! Just like every other language […]

Folium: 5 Insane Ways Words Can Control Your Mind via Cracked.com

5 Insane Ways Words Can Control Your Mind via Cracked.com There’s something that you realize after your first few linguistics classes. Your perception of the world is shaped by the words you use to describe it. We can only understand those things that we are able to express to others, in our own system of […]

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