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Maps Depicting Linguistic Differences

Maps Depicting Linguistic Differences {0}

We pick up on pronunciation differences between U.S. regions all the time. For example, how do you pronounce the liquid you pour over your pancakes? What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Find out if you identify with your state’s patterns as shown by these interesting maps.   http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6?op=1

How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers

How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers {0}

Ever wonder what it would be like to hear English but not understand it? Check out this hilarious video, “Skewrl,” written and directed for your entertainment. How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers

The hammock is back!

The hammock is back! {0}

This just in from the CILC– the hammock has made a return! Come take a nap to celebrate, then play with the birds and practice the language you’re learning. See you soon! –The CILC staff

Language Difficulty Ranking

Language Difficulty Ranking {0}

Since I want as much as possible to tie my passion for language learning with everything I do, here’s a source I’m using for my Economics honors thesis. It lists languages by difficulty, with the assumed native language being English. Where does your language study fall? How accurate do you think this list is? Of(…)

International WOBC Shows, Fall 2014 {2}

WOBC has some great international and multilingual radio shows scheduled this semester! Tune in at 91.5 or via wobc.org. Show Time Description Dazed&Confucius Mondays 11am – 12pm Modern/Contemporary East Asian ethnic/minorities Folk music. :::: DJ KarmaKa$h samba esquema sonsual Mondays 1pm – 2pm Music from Brazilian POC greats from the golden age of musica popular(…)

Ever considered inventing your own language? This story shows how complicated that can become.

Ever considered inventing your own language? This story shows how complicated that can become. {0}

John Quijada spent 30 years inventing a language that he said could be both concise and precise. But when he posted it online, had no idea that it would eventually take him halfway across the world to a conference attended by Russian extremists. This article by Joshua Foer in the New Yorker tells an incredible story(…)