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Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery.
Amy Chua (@memrise) #languages (via karakael)
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Khmer [Cambodian] Wood Winds via Khmer Fullmoon
A traditional Khmer music professor [Yim Sang] learned how to play wood winds instruments by sneaking to watch his grandfather played. Now, he is working hard to preserve the legacy of the Khmer Wood Winds instruments.
Vor 12 Stunden gepostet

Introduction: Not All Wugs

notallwugs:

This is a place for a community of linguists (and those who are linguistically enthused) to submit jokes about linguistics.

I’ll be posting my own content on here, which will be mostly related to pragmatics, syntax, and phonetics/phonology; however, I would like representation from the other branches of linguistics as well.

lɛtsduðɪs

Vor 13 Stunden gepostet

please-gumanddollar:

A tip to mastering the sounds of Æ, Ø, and Å
Early Comback = Ørly cÅmbÆck :) 

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Language is power. When you turn “torture” into “enhanced interrogation,” or murdered children into “collateral damage,” you break the power of language to convey meaning, to make us see, feel, and care.
Rebecca Solnit “Our Words Are Our Weapons” (via definitiveme)
Vor 16 Stunden gepostet

In The Everyday Language of White Racism, Jane H. Hill provides an incisive analysis of everyday language to reveal the underlying racist stereotypes that continue to circulate in American culture.

— provides a detailed background on the theory of race and racism
— reveals how racializing discourse—talk and text that produces and reproduces ideas about races and assigns people to them—facilitates a victim-blaming logic
— integrates a broad and interdisciplinary range of literature from sociology, social psychology, justice studies, critical legal studies, philosophy, literature, and other disciplines that have studied racism, as well as material from anthropology and sociolinguistics
— Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series

Vor 18 Stunden gepostet
I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since.
Anonym fragte

cradily:

hingle-mccringle:

eccentricsage:

thefibber:

un-punk:

an-tiarna-na-fainne:

5anddime:

cradily:

"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about

This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).

LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR

VIVA AN GAEILGE

Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.

The loss of the Irish language at this point would be one of British Imperialism’s most devastating triumphs over the Irish people. Cultural Imperialism taught us that we were less, that we were backwards, that our language was that of peasants and vagrants. If we let Irish die it will be the most literal silencing of all. Forgoing our own words for theirs. We should all make the effort to use whatever “cúpla focal” we have, even if all you can say is “An bhfuil cead again dúl go dtí an leithreas.” It is especially important to use Irish on social sites like this. We need to make Irish a living language again. 

Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste, ná Béarla cliste.

This doesn’t even cover it, though… The British also tore down Irish structures and replaced them all with British ones… Even now, all those Irish towns and Irish pubs that we think of as iconic are what the British built.  They also outlawed Irish music and dance, and ordered that all the Irish harps be destroyed. 

Stop moaning about it on fucking Tumblr and learn/teach Irish then! Whining about it on this website isn’t going to change what my ancestors did.

nobodys whining about it we’re discussing the importance of not letting our culture become entirely erased because of what your poxy ancestors did so shut the fuck up and eat your crumpets and tea m8

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neurosciencestuff:

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.

The study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, found participants deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details of a simulated burglary they were shown in a series of images.

Distorted memory can have serious consequences in areas such as criminal justice, where eyewitness misidentifications are thought to be the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States.

“We found memory distortion is greater after sleep deprivation,” said Kimberly Fenn, MSU associate professor of psychology and co-investigator on the study. “And people are getting less sleep each night than they ever have.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls insufficient sleep an epidemic and said it’s linked to vehicle crashes, industrial disasters and chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

The researchers conducted experiments at MSU and UC-Irvine to gauge the effect of insufficient sleep on memory. The results: Participants who were kept awake for 24 hours – and even those who got five or fewer hours of sleep – were more likely to mix up event details than participants who were well rested.

“People who repeatedly get low amounts of sleep every night could be more prone in the long run to develop these forms of memory distortion,” Fenn said. “It’s not just a full night of sleep deprivation that puts them at risk.”

Vor 22 Stunden gepostet

  One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said,

  “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” 

(Quelle: officialkirstie)

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http://mishaisourking.tumblr.com/post/92731664823/mungaaru-mazhe-modern-age-fakirr-when-people

estifito:

mungaaru-mazhe:

modern-age-fakirr:

When people try to argue that the British brought civilization to India etc.

I want to vomit on you.

Something people need to see:

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Also let’s not forget who brought the intolerance towards sexual expression and alternative sexuality that…

The first bit of that excerpt sounded like he was praising India and wanted to defend it from Colonialism, then I kept reading and I wanted to cry. How can people be so fucking awful? YOU JUST SAID THEY WERE PROSPEROUS, MORAL AND, ABOVE ALL, HAPPY. AND YOU WANT TO FUCKING TAKE THAT AWAY JUST SO YOUR EMPIRE CAN MAKE SOME MONEY?