Tag Archives: video

Water

Dear All, Water is one of the resources that is often overlooked in western mass culture simply due to its … cheapness. However, unlike other more costly resources,  water is the resource which has a direct impact on our ability to learn, to teach, to conduct research, and to be healthy. The video below brings …

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How to be a better orator

Dear All, An orator is a person who speaks publicly and can convey his/her ideas clearly and convincingly. Would you like to improve your oratory skills for a school, work, or even TedTalk presentation? If so, you may find this post of interest. Gestures, gestures, and gestures (Demosthenes in Pease & Pease, 2006, p. 156). …

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Salt

Dear All, What do we know about salt from the linguistic perspective and in general? According to Oxford Dictionary the origin of the word “salt” can be traced to: “Old English sealt (noun), sealtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zout and German Salz (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sal, Greek …

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Gazing

Video credit: Vanessa Van Edwards, “The Three Types of Eye Gazing” August 4, 2014, via YouTube. Dear All, Have you ever heard the proverb, “Eyes are the mirror of soul”? This proverb means that eyes can communicate a lot of information, probably, even something beyond words. Indeed, eyes can communicate in different ways. This post …

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What is linguistics?

Video credit: The Virtual Linguistics Campus, “What is Linguistics (not)?” July 31, 2014, via YouTube. Dear All: We have been discussing so many interesting linguistic topics on BLOGONLINGUISTICS blog, but what is linguistics? Linguistics (L.) (from Lat. lingua – “language”) is scientific study of language. The core branches of L. are associated with language structure …

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Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, Silent Generation

Video credit: Vanessa Van Edwards, “Communicating Across Generations” August 27, 2015, via YouTube. Dear All, In this post I would like to address the question of communication across generations. We already know that communication is a complex process involving multiple factors and multiple factors (e.g. “Speaking model“) need to be taken care of for success …

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Colours. What do they communicate?

Video credit: Vanessa Van Edwards, “Decoding colors how they affect behavior” January 7, 2014, via YouTube. Dear All, Have you ever felt that a certain colour is pleasant to eyes and another colour looks sad, yet another one is cheerful? This may be because each colour has a communicative potential on its own or in …

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Technique to advance education

Nothing so furthers education as loving and being loved (St. John Crysostom). Dear All, Have you ever taught to a big class of students? Have you managed to show your appreciation to each of them? Impossible? Well, that’s the art of teaching. There are many techniques to advance education. Audio-visual aids, for example, is one …

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YouTube

Video credit: Chemical Engineering Resources, “Making educational videos” March 9, 2014, via YouTube. YouTube is a media tool: It has a lot to educate and entertain. Be like a bee, collect only the nectar which is cool; From other stuff you can refrain. You can also use it to educate, To make information easier to …

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History of English

Video credit: The Virtual Linguistics Campus, “The History of English (An Overview)” December 17, 2014, via YouTube. Dear All, This post discusses briefly the history of the English language. Five major periods of the language development can be outlined: 1) England before the English (55 BC – 600 AD): – the Celts; – Julius Caesar’s …

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Love language

Video credit: Vanessa Van Edwards, “What’s Your Love Language?” October 16, 2014, via YouTube. Dear All, In this video, Vanessa Van Edwards speaks about “love language”. “Love language” is defined as how we express our love and affection; and how we feel most loved and respected. According to the presenter, there exist five “love languages”: …

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Thanksgiving in North America

“A day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God…” Video credit: Pratiks, “3 minutes pour comprendre Thanksgiving” November 15, 2013, via YouTube. Dear All, The video above discusses the history of Thanksgiving and its traditions in North America. Did you know that Thanksgiving is celebrated on different dates in Canada and in the US? This post …

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