The 13th Warrior, Mythology, Film and Language Language Resources

A while back, I re-read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology – a classic, of course. I’m actually quite glad that I read it again, finishing it exactly when I did because immediately after, by coincidence, I watched The 13th Warrior. Mythology had a brief introduction to Norse Mythology, and I had a better understanding of the characters in the movie as a result of reading the book...

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How I Became Eurolinguiste | A Post in French Language Resources

Bon, voilà quoi – j’ai enfin décidé d’écrire un article en français. Je discute souvent des langues et des façons de définir le bilinguisme, mais je ne l’ai jamais fait dans une langue autre que l’anglais. J’espère donc que vous apprécierez mon histoire sur comment je suis devenu Eurolinguiste. Quand j’avais onze ans, j’ai commencé à apprendre ma deuxième langue. En fait, c’était ma troisième...

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2013 End of Year Goals Eurolinguiste

I wanted to get a jump start on a few of my goals for this next year, so I decided to map out a few things that I’d love to do before 2014 arrives. My 2013 End of Year Goals 1. Actually complete NaNoWriMo. I participated last year, but didn’t make it past 6,000 words. 2. Meet my Goodreads reading goal for 2013. 3. Release...

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Language Resources

This entry originally appeared on my WordPress blog August 4, 2012. This month I am honoured to feature a guest post from Jarvis1000 from I Want 2 Speak Thai, a linguist fluent in Thai and English and learning Spanish. I admire Jarvis1000 greatly because he is able to excellently balance his family, a job and language learning (something I one day inspire to do as...

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Photos from the East of France Travel

This is a post from June 2011 on my previously self-hosted blog. As the close of my academic year abroad approaches, I am confronted with an assortment of feelings and memories regarding my recent experiences and overwhelmed by the very thought of the months to come. Within ten days I will be flying halfway across the world to return “home” and permanently close the living abroad...

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Making Time for Language Study Language Resources

The following post is my own version of Jarvis1000’s post on making time for language learning. I was really inspired by his post so I wanted to share it with my own experience and how I work language study into my day to day life. As you might or might not know, I have both a full time job and a full time music career...

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11 of my Favorite Quotes on Language Language Resources

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other. EMILE M. CIORAN Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about. BENJAMIN LEE WHARF, American Linguist A language has very little that is arbitrary in it, very little betokening the conscious power and action of man. It owes its origin,...

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Language Resources

This entry originally appeared on my WordPress blog July 6, 2012. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Eurolinguiste’s first guest blogger, La Marinière. La Marinière is an American translator fluent in French and English living in France with her husband and son. She very kindly agreed to write a guest post on learning a second language and I am very happy...

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