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Brain Benefits of Being Bilingual

Posted on February 13 2017 secondlanguage-featured

“Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.” – Dave Barry I have always envied those raised bilingually. Those who slip so easily from one tongue to another.(…)

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Literally, Not Figuratively: When, How, and Why Did it Happen?

Posted on February 06 2017 literally-featured

One of the great things about the English language is that’s so expansive. As a kind of linguistic black hole, sucking words in from all over, it’s a rare occasion for a person with a good vocabulary in English to have to resort to idiom or explanation in order to refer to a singular object(…)

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Your Guide to Lies, Lies, and More Lies

Posted on January 30 2017 lies – featured

Liar, liar, pants on fire, and if that were true most of us would be alight from the ankles up. Everyone hates a liar. The word consistently rates in the bottom 5% of 500 descriptive words but we all are; big or small, intentional or by mishap, liars. We have great words for lying. When(…)

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Essential Thai For Your Perfect Holiday

Posted on January 23 2017 Naval_Ensign_of_Thailand.svg

Thailand welcomes millions of visitors each year looking for that picture perfect holiday. Featured in films and magazines for years for the white sand beaches of its islands and thick jungled mountains of the north, the country seems to offer something for everyone. That being said, Thailand also has a very low rate of foreign(…)

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The Bond of Language

Posted on January 16 2017 The-Bond-of-Language-usa2

There may be no more comforting experience than hearing your own language when far from home. For instance, searching for the rumored bus station in a small town in Indonesia and having a well educated local take you under their wing. Even hearing your local accent, your home town twang, in a strange city in(…)

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