Sign Language

Sign languages use the visual-manual modality to convey meaning. Language is expressed via the manual signstream in combination with non-manual elements. Sign languages are full-fledged natural languages with their own grammar and lexicon. Embedded Tweets 👍🏼 Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week! Our first sign word of the day is “Internet” ⬇️ #NZSL #Deaf cc …

Sámi Language Conference

The Sámi Parliament hosts the Sámi Language Conference in Tromsø, Norway February 4-5, 2019. The conference venue will be the Clarion Hotel ‘The Edge’. Marking the official kick-off of the Sámi Parliament’s language campaign, this conference will be the first major commemoration of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages in Sápmi. Sámi municipalities, language …

Language Links

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Links related to language presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @awad @MacqDictionary @wordspy @risingvoices @IndigenousTweet @BnZunni @elChilamBalam @NavajoWeb @livingtongues @LanguageLog @stevenbird @nyborrobyn @mayhplumb @blillehaugen @aikumaproject Soundcloud The Allusionist https://soundcloud.com/kumoontun Play Think you can identify global languages? Play the Great Language Game. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181207-how-ai-could-help-us-with-ancient-languages-like-sumerian worlds-languages-traced-back-single-african-mother-tongue-scientists how-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-language the-glossary-of-happiness language-immigrants-multiethnolect/420285 digital-language-divide The word-hoard: Robert …

Buzzword Bingo 2018

Poster: Image: Warming stripes What are your favorite words of 2018? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that came to attention/usefulness in 2018. Buzzword Bingo 2018 Bilingual Signs Coddiwomple Deepfake Digital Transformation Dispensary Flexitarian Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) Lifelong Learning Positive Travel Bias Rain Shadow Single-Use …

Love Notebook

Poster:  Fall in Love What does your heart say? – Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?) Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een ch’ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.) – Maya Q’eqchi Expression, Belize This eye looks with love This …

German = Deutsch

Photo German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and (co-)official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein; it is also an official, but not majority language of Luxembourg. Major languages which are most similar …

Plurilingual

Buzzwords Plurilingualism is a situation wherein a person who has competence in more than one language can switch between languages – from one language to another and vice versa – according to the circumstances at hand. – Wikipedia Wikipedia Plurilingualism Elsewhere on the Web Master of Arts in Languages and Literature: Multilingualism, Plurilingualism and Plurilingual …

Gaeilge (Irish)

Languages 2018 has been declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. Key Links http://www.peig.ie/en/2018 https://www.facebook.com/gaeilge2018 https://twitter.com/PEIG_ie Tweets by PEIG_ie Headlines http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-will-bliain-na-gaeilge-turn-into-bliain-na-begrudgers-2018-3732909-Dec2017/ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-launches-bliain-na-gaeilge-programme-1.3334455 https://cnag.ie/en/news/1042-celebrating-contemplating-125-years-of-irish-language-revival-with-bliain-na-gaeilge-2018.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/motherfoclir-can-millennials-rescue-irish-36409449.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-05/students-fight-to-keep-irish-language-from-fading-out/9118750 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/54-irish-curses-you-won-t-have-learned-in-school-1.3011527 If every week is Seachtain na Gaeilge on RTÉ, do we need TG4? related: Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ – Action Plan 2015 – 2019 http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/17/top-10-dreadful-fake-irish-accents-in-films-3545809 …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Viva helpful wayfinding that makes orientation less disorienting. Rules of Good Signage Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where …

Buzzword Bingo

Buzzwords Are we going to use these weasel words to be insightful, provide meaning, or are we going to be that person who uses buzzwords to show off using buzzwords? Our collection of Buzzword Bingo spotlights colorful slang and new words chosen to educate and inspire. Down with the tedious weasel words and up with …