General Multilingualism

Bilingualism Brings Out the Devil

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By Suze Nowak Photo credit: Laura Dye Over half the world’s population is either bilingual or multilingual so it shouldn’t really come as a shock when you meet someone who speaks more than one language. Although the UK is largely a fantastically multi-cultural and multi-lingual society, many people are nevertheless, surprised and often fascinated by […]

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Vorsprung Durch Slapstick: A Multilingual Sense of Humor?

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Multilingual Humor: Vorsprung Durch Slapstick

By Suze Nowak Photo credit: Marc Kjerland “How do you make a duck sing soul? Put it in the microwave until its Bill Withers.” Mwahhahahah…snort…grunt. As I broke a rib over one of my all time favourites, I shot a glance over at its German recipient. Silence and a serious frown of confusion. And there […]

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