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Grammatical Gender and the Effect on Perception

If you are new to language learning, the concept of grammatical gender may be new for you. While in English, things are referred to as “it”, or gender neutral, that is not always the case in other languages. Many languages employ the use of grammatical gender and it can change several things about the word, [...]

By |2017-05-15T09:10:01+02:00May 15th, 2017|Language learning|0 Comments

Darmok, Jalad, and the Use of Allegory

While Star Trek and linguistics are not necessarily an obvious pair, the writers and creators of Star Trek have had their fair share of language exploration. Most know of the created language Klingonese, expanded over the years and now boasting fluent speakers. Another, less known but arguably more fascinating linguistic exploration: the use of allegory [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:14:29+02:00May 15th, 2017|Language learning|0 Comments