Multilingual Living’s Week in Review: April 3

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This is a review of the articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which went out this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here!

Languages, Armies and Ideologies
The NPR post, What is a language?: When Easy Questions Demand Tough Answers, is a fascinating read – primarily because it questions much of what we have so long come to believe about languages (and dialects). Where does one language end and another begin? Are we technically all multi-lingual?  As the author says, “But when it comes to language, it’s ideology, and armies, all the way down.” Read this article and let us know what your thoughts are!

Language Without Words
Check out this fantastic video of twins having a conversation in their own language. It is hilarious! As these twins remind us: words are only a part of communication!

Sorry, I Don’t Speak English
My husband and I couldn’t stop laughing after watching this video. There is something about British humor that gets me every time!

Is it Spring, Summer or Something Else?
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it should be starting to feel like Spring, right? And those of you in the southern hemisphere, the leaves should be showing their glorious fall colors, correct? Which is it for you? Find out what people around the world are saying on the Multilingual Living Facebook page and share your own! Quite a few of you say that it isn’t either!

While on the Multilingual Living Facebook page, make sure to click the LIKE button to let us know that you like what you see!

Best TED Talks on Language
Looking for some great Ted Talks all about our favorite subjects: language and culture? Then check out Best TED Talks on Language & Culture. I have watched quite a few of these and have really enjoyed them! Which are your favorites?

Five Myths about Muslims in America
An excellent opinion piece came out in the Washington Post this past week titled Five Myths about Muslims in America. The author, Feisal Abdul Rauf, reminds us that far from being a unified group, “the American Muslim community is the most diverse Muslim community in the world.  U.S. Muslims believe different things and honor their faith in different ways.” This is an excellent read!


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