Category Archives: Famous Linguists

Linguists on foot # 2 – The “linen men”

This handsome statue stands in Willingen and is known as the Linnenkerl, linen man. Willingen is in the hilliest part of our region, the Sauerland in North Rhine Westphalia, and we were there to check out the possibility of paragliding … Continue reading

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Linguists on foot #1 – Hendrik Busman

One of the interesting things about languages is how they spread and change. In the last couple of weeks I have seen two statues of merchants who carried goods, on foot, from one town to the next. They must have … Continue reading

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The Absolute Best Way to Learn Foreign Languages

DIY image, visualize A path through the trees   “The Absolute Best Way to Learn Foreign Languages” is the title of a six-minute great-fun video by Claude Cartaginese about the book he has edited, FREE!! or 16$95 on Amazon.  The … Continue reading

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Famous linguists # 1

This week has been a watershed week for me. So many big ideas are hitting me square in the face. Whichever direction I turn in, splat, there goes another. One of the catalysts is the A-list blogging club on http://www.alistbloggingbootcamps.com/alist-blogger-club-join/  This … Continue reading

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