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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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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Culture & Cuisine | Macarons Making Tips Part II: The Success Culture & Cuisine

If you hadn’t seen my previous post on macarons, the outcome was definitely not a success. They ended up being the flattest macarons ever created. I am happy to report, however, that round two of macaron making was an enormous success. We (my mother and I) made coconut macarons with a rum filling and they were delicious! Look at these beautiful macarons! My mother and...

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The Truth About Lorem Ipsum Language Resources

I just could not help myself, being the nerdy person that I am, looking up lorem ipsum – the seemingly random text generated for the text spaces on design templates – to find out its origin. The Truth About Lorem Impsum Lo and behold, to my surprise, lorem ipsum, is not random at all but an excerpt from a book published in 45 BC by...

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Travel

I have family in Paris and as a result of both being there and returning for visits, I have thousands of photos from one of my favorite cities in the world. Here are just a few pictures from a couple years ago when I was there together with my boyfriend (now husband for the first time). I’ll add more soon. Update: View more photos of...

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Television Learning: Do Foreign Films Help You Learn Another Language? Language Resources

When people first get to know me and they hear about my passion for language learning, I am often asked how I’ve managed to learn ‘so many’ other languages. During these conversations I have heard the argument that watching television and movies in a foreign language accelerates the development of a second (or third) language. As a multilinguist, I am somewhat skeptical of this theory,...

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Eurolinguiste

For those of you that are new to my blog, my name is Shannon Kennedy and I am the blogger behind Eurolinguiste. As part of the site I write about learning new languages, bilingualism, travel, and more. I love taking photos, so I’ll include pictures from my various adventures, and I’ll also write semi-monthly reports on my progress in various languages. An Introduction to Eurolinguiste...

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