Spanish Survival Words

Spanish Survival Words | Part I, A – C The following video is meant to be used as a Spanish comprehension exercise. It is composed of the most common survival words that are spoken by Spanish speakers. The audio features Mexican Spanish. The audio for each word has already been slowed down to facilitate listening […]

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New Book: Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Difference by Danny Law

Originally posted on Maya Decipherment:
Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Difference: The Story of Linguistic Interaction in the Maya Lowlands, by Danny Law (Department of Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin). Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 328. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam. This book offers a study of long-term, intensive language contact between…

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Bilingualism Slows Down Brain Aging

Bilingualism And the Brain   In a recent study published in the Annals of Neurology, Dr. Thomas Bak, of the University of Edingburgh, states bilingualism helps delay brain aging. Bak was trying to find out whether learning a second language impacts cognitive perfromance. Bak’s study used data colleceted during the Lothian Birth Cohort of 1936 […]

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Learn How to Code

Learning how to code does not take much but time. Learn how to code as alternative or an “add on” to your career. … CodeYear CodeAcademy The Hour of Code CODE            

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Trazando los Inicios del Primer Lenguaje Escrito

La civilización Sumeria fue la primera en tener un lenguaje escrito. El sumerio influenció a la lengua de sus vecinos que heredaron no sólo el idioma sino también su cultura. Sumeria, La Primera Civilización   ____________________________________________________________________________     Sumer, the first civilization, was the first one to have a written language. The Sumerian language influenced […]

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