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Language and Memory

The Discovery of the Sharrer Manuscript

We dedicated a recent blog post to the history of the Pergamiño Vindel ahead of its arrival in Vigo for an exhibition at the Museo do Mar. In this week's post we wanted to focus on one of the other manuscripts that conserve medieval Galician-Portuguese poems, the Pergamiño Sharrer, This...

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Learn Turkish with Linguisticator's New Course!

Last week we launched our brand new course Turkish Essentials. The course teaches those who have no prior knowledge of Turkish the most essential phrases and expressions in the language. For more information, please hit play on the video below! Combining all our experience in course...

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What are the different kinds of Latin? Part 1

Latin is a classical language that belongs to the Italic branch of Indo-European languages. Though many think of Latin as a dead language, it is still used in certain ecclesiastical contexts, is taught in schools and can be heard in Romance languages spoken today. In our next two blog posts we...

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The Vindel Parchment Returns to Vigo

On Monday 25th September the Pergamiño Vindel will start its journey from the Morgan Library & Museum in New York to the Museo do Mar in Vigo where it will be the main feature of an exhibition organised by the Xunta de Galicia and the Universidade of Vigo. The thirteenth-century manuscript...

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Using Buzzfeed's Tasty Pages on Facebook to Learn Food Vocabulary

In July 2015 Buzzfeed launched Tasty on Facebook and started posting videos of what they describe as 'food that'll make you close your eyes, lean back, and whisper yessss'. Just over two years later Tasty has over 89 million likes on Facebook proving how popular this kind of content has been....

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Ladino Music: Remembering and Revitalising a Culture through Song

At the end of a blog post last month on the efforts of the Royal Spanish Academy to protect, preserve and promote the Ladino language we said that we would soon be publishing a post on Ladino music. In this week's blog post we wanted to share with you some examples of artists who sing in...

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Macunx VR Development: More Funding Secured through KEEP+ Programme

We are really pleased to be able to announce that we've received an award of £30,000 from the European Regional Development Fund KEEP+ programme to collaborate with the University of Westminster on the development of Macunx VR. The funding means we'll be able to start moving much faster with...

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Monks, Philologists and VR: Dr Aaron Ralby's TEDx Talk Now Live on YouTube

Earlier this year Dr Aaron Ralby, CEO and founder of Linguisticator, spoke about Virtual Reality memory palaces and language learning at TEDx Cambridge University. The TEDx committee are in the process of uploading all talks from the conference to YouTube and Aaron's is available to watch...

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Protecting and Honouring a Language at Risk of Extinction: Ladino

At the beginning of August 2017 the Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española) announced that it was going to set up a branch dedicated to the preservation of Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish. This branch, to be based in Israel, will join 23 others set up by Spain's leading language...

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Mallorquí, Minorquí and Eivissenc: The Balearic Islands' Local Variants of Catalan

Every summer thousands of tourists flock to the Balearic Islands for their summer holidays so we thought that now was a good time to delve a bit deeper into Spain's language policies and see how these are applied on this Mediterranean archipelago. If you'd like to read more about Spain's...

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