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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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The handshake across cultures

Dear All, This post discusses one of the most common nonverbal communication means, the handshake.  According to the Cambridge Dictionary online, handshake [ˈhændˌʃeɪk] is defined as “a greeting or expression of agreement in which two people who are facing each other take hold of each other’s right hands and move them up and down” (CDO, …

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British English – American English: Idioms (vocabulary)

Video credit: GrammarSongs by Melissa, “Idioms Song (Idioms by Melissa)” August 12, 2013, via YouTube. Dear All, This post finishes the series of posts comparing vocabularies of BrE and AmE. Today I would like to discuss one of my favourite topics, phraseology. One of my course papers at the University was devoted to this doubtlessly …

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British English – American English: Clothes (vocabulary)

Video credit: WatchandLearnEnglish, “English Clothes Vocabulary | British & American English” September 4, 2012, via YouTube. Dear All, This post continues exploring differences in vocabulary between BrE and AmE. This video discusses the topic of clothes which is one of the most important topics because this is something we use every day. It is necessary …

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British English – American English: Education (vocabulary)

Video credit: Macmillan Education ELT, “David Crystal – Which English?” December 24, 2009, via YouTube. Dear All, This video shows David Crystal, a world-known linguist who authored, co-authored or edited about 120 books, including the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, the Cambridge Encyclopedia, and the New Penguin Encyclopedia. Crystal is …

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British English – American English: Spelling

Video credit: in30.tv, “English in 30 Seconds: Common American and British Spelling Differences” October 28, 2009, via YouTube. Dear All, The previous post was focused on the differences between BrE and AmE in terms of pronunciation. The present post focuses on some key spelling differences. First of all, it is worth mentioning that two important …

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British English – American English: Pronunciation

Video credit: Anglo-Link, “British vs American | English Pronunciation Lesson” April 25, 2013, via YouTube. Dear All, Today I would like to discuss with you two varieties (dialects) of the English language: British English (BrE) and American English (AmE). First of all, let us define BrE and AmE. BrE can be defined as the form …

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Christmas traditions

Video credit: welcome2ukraine, “Колядка “Щедрик” Schedryk – “Ukrainian Bell Carol”” January 16, 2011, via YouTube. Dear All, Today I would like to speak about Christmas traditions in some countries and particularly about the date of celebrating Christmas and one of the best known Christmas carols, “Carol of the Bells”. In some countries (e.g. in Canada, …

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Speech acts: Pragmatics

Video credit: The Virtual Linguistics Campus, “Semantics and Pragmatics – Speech Acts, An Overview” September 16, 2012, via YouTube. Dear All, This video continues exploring speech acts. In particular, it shows how the semantic perspective (on utterances) can be complemented with the pragmatic perspective. It also introduces Searle’s classification of speech acts. Iaroslav

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Good food for good studies

Video credit: The Big Picture RT, “Conversations w/Great Minds – Jeffrey Smith GMOs – Seeds of Deception P2” July 23, 2012, via YouTube. Dear All, I strongly believe that food is a good “friend” of productive studies. Food for productive studies should be of quality. The reason for this is that good food makes us …

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Can animals speak?

Video credit: JHawx, “Einstein the bird” November 25, 2009, via YouTube. Hello Everyone, Have you ever heard of birds or other representative of fauna that can speak? In this video, you can see a bird that can say several words and phrases. Sometimes, it is difficult to understand them; however, they are still quite intelligible. …

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IPA charts, audios, videos

Dear All, Have you ever wondered how exactly it is made possible that we speak? How are sounds produced? What sounds have been recorded by phoneticians in different languages across the world? Well, this post may help to answer these questions. 1. Official IPA website (http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/) IPA (the International Phonetic Association) is the best known international …

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and language

Video credit: Chris I-B, “Ladder Climbing with Robot’s POV” July 30, 2013, via YouTube. This video depicts a robot that can walk and climb a ladder. In robotics, it is believed that making robots walk similar to humans is one of the most challenging tasks. Scientists, however, seem to be making progress in this respect, …

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Generative grammar

Video credit: The Virtual Linguistics Campus, “Syntax – Generative Grammar” March 19, 2012, via YouTube. Generative grammar is an approach to study of syntax which attempts to elaborate some general (hence generative) or overarching rules which may accurately predict possible combinations of words [i.e. syntactic structures] used by native speakers of this language to form …

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