In my last post I wrote about why you should learn a second language, and the advantages of being bilingual. And one of the easiest ways these days to learn a language is by using an app. Although these language apps will not make you fluent, they will help you to learn the basics of … More Trying out popular language apps: which is the best?
Monolingualism, speaking only one language, is not the norm for most of the world. Many countries have multiple official languages, and there are many places where it is common to know the language of your village, the common language (or “lingua franca”, as we linguists call it) of your area and an official language of … More Why you should learn a second language (and other facts about being bilingual)
Contrary to what many people may think, linguistics is not about knowing a lot of languages. Linguistics is the study of language in itself, not a specific language. It’s about the structure of language too, sure, but it’s mainly about how humans learn and use language. It’s entirely possible to study linguistics while only knowing … More Languages I am currently learning