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Gender Fluency and Language. How does the recent "gender is fluid" movement affect languages?

In the past few years, the media has made a lot of noise about the concept of gender in people. It was suddenly not just wrong but bigoted to stand by the belief that someone is a man or a woman, male or female. I don’t know how or when precisely it…

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Who Is Your Language God Redux? Do you have a polyglot or language master you idolize?

A while back, I posted an article asking “Who Is Your Language God?”. Without even reading it, many people assumed I was referring to the various polyglots and hyperpolyglots that many in the language community idolized and wanted to learn from. My…

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Nom de Plume - How Parrot Time was almost lost, but saved, by a feather.

Publishing a magazine which comes out at regular intervals is hard. You are always working to beat the next deadline with all new materials. Whether it’s a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly, the need is always there to produce more. In 2016, I lost the…

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Back and Bookin' It - Return to blogging and status update

Wow. I can’t believe it has been over a year since I last posted here in the blog. Basic rule of blogging is you should post regularly and often, and people normally blog about things they are thinking or the stuff happening around them. That works great…

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Coming Together - End the hostility among language learners

I have recently seen some rather nasty attacks launched by members of the language learning community against other members. In any large group, there are bound to be some friction between members. It’s only human. Not everyone is going to get along with…

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Scriveremo, at last! Our publishing division now has a home!

A few years ago, I created “Scriveremo Publishing” essentially as a name to cover anything I might publish. It made it sound more professional – Parleremo had its own publishing company! So I put the name on a bunch of free PDFs I created and distributed.…

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What's in a Brand Name? Names are critical to being a success, but how do you find the right one?

We use language to communicate ideas, but sometimes those ideas have to be rather complex in the form if a very short, usually fictional word, for the world of advertising. If you are selling something, be it a product, a service, or a website or blog,…

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Why I Will Never Learn the IPA

I love alphabets. They were the reasons I first became interested in languages. I saw writing in Cyrillic and Mayan and was astounded to think that not only did that writing mean something, but that people actually communicated with it. So I started…

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Community Spotlight: Kerstin Cable. Blog, podcast, courses, books, teaching - come meet a woman who does it all for languages.

I want to spend a few minutes introducing you to someone I consider a true powerhouse in the language community, Kerstin Cable (formerly Kerstin Hammes). When I say “powerhouse”, I don’t mean that Kerstin is a hyperpolyglot, appearing on numerous media…

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For those who are learning German (and even those who aren’t) and want some good ideas and links, then I strongly suggest Angelika Davey’s book The A to Z of Learning German, available on Amazon. I reviewed this book for the November / December 2015 issue…
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