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Language and Memory

How Do you Give Correction in a Foreign Language?

Giving correction to someone in another language is something of an art and a skill. There are many things to consider before deciding whether to correct someone’s language; and if you deem it appropriate to correct them, there are several further considerations in terms of how and when you...

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Languages Spoken in Germany: Part II

In Part I of our series Languages Spoken in Germany we looked at Limburgish, Swabian and Upper Sorbian. In today's post, Part II of the series, we will be looking at Bavarian, North Frisian and Saterland Frisian. Bavarian Bavarian is a West Germanic language spoken in Bavaria, Austria, Italy...

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Languages Spoken in Germany: Part I

A few months ago we published a series of posts on the different languages spoken in Italy - see the first one here, the second here and the third here. This week we've decided to start looking at some of the different languages spoken in Germany. While Standard German is the country's official...

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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War

The new 'once in a generation' exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War opened at the British Library last week to wide acclaim. The exhibition offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of the English language and English literature and has been receiving fantastic reviews from...

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French Grammar: A Memory Palace in Macunx VR Part I

Three weeks ago we published the first in a series of videos on how to create memory palaces for learning French grammar. We are really excited to start sharing these videos with you so that you can see the potential Macunx VR has to revolutionise the ways we store, retain and recall the...

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The US Constitution: A Memory Palace in Macunx VR

Ahead of a workshop in Cambridge with a group of law students, Dr Aaron Ralby, CEO and founder of Linguisticator, built out a memory palace for the US Constitution using Macunx VR. The US Constitution is a particularly intricate document made up of a preamble, seven articles, twenty-seven...

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Indigenous Language Loss After Brazil National Museum Fire

On 2nd September the world suffered an incalculably devastating loss when Brazil's Museu Nacional, or National Museum, and the 20 million artefacts it held were damaged irreparably by a catastrophic fire. Images of the 200-year-old museum being ravaged by flames were seen all over the globe as...

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Creating a Constructed Language

Anthropology professor Christine Schreyer from the University of British Columbia was in the news once again last month for having created a new language. According to an interview with Schreyer, published on the Globe and Mail website, the creation of Beama, the language used in the new film...

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French Verbs in 4 Days: Macunx VR in the Classroom

I woke up the other day thinking about robotic snakes and tigers. They were fighting in a tournament at Windsor Castle… They were mnemonics, of course – part of a memory palace students at the Perse summer school in Cambridge had created to learn French grammar. This was the first time using...

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What is Wikitongues?

In our latest series on the different languages spoken in Italy we included links to videos on YouTube made by an organisation called Wikitongues. Given how useful these videos were in compiling the blog posts and getting a feel for languages like Piedmontese and Sicilian, in this week's post...

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