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The Dog that Didn’t Yell at the Top of its Lungs

The dust up about the Duke email about Chinese students speaking Chinese illustrates so much about US language policy that is deeply fucked up. People who understand language policy issues (or linguistics) are always hesitant to comment when this type … Continue reading

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Language and Center of Gravity

I’ve been listening to some videos by a Ukrainian immigrant to Poland (he has enough Polish ancestry to be recognized as Polish and his channel is Polak z Ukrainy (A Pole from Ukraine). Mostly he compares things between the two … Continue reading

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Intonation and Meaning…

I went to a monthly outdoor fleamarket today. There was a musician busking at the entrance (playing the trumpet over taped backing). I usually toss a couple of zloties to whoever’s busking. As I did so he stopped playing a … Continue reading

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Subtitles for Americans

Some years ago, a Polish company began selling dvd’s of the Poirot series starring David Suchet via newstands and soon after did the same with various Marple productions. Being a Polish company, they predictably released them in only partly-chronological order. … Continue reading

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