Of signs and languages

Languages are amazing. I think languages not only make you know the culture and soul of a community but make you feel you are part of them. Most of us usually give importance or rather run after the illusion of the various points and manners of articulation that produces these strangely attractive sounds in differentContinue reading “Of signs and languages”

Language learning apps- yay or nay

Language learning is no more an expensive hobby or something to really talk about. As natural human urges go, it is proven that each one of us have a likeness towards at least one unknown language that we want to learn. At times people assimilate and immerse into the culture of the language so muchContinue reading “Language learning apps- yay or nay”

Preserving indigenous languages and why

Noted author and anthropologist, Wade Davis once said, “Now a language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules, it’s a flash of the human spirit. It’s a vehicle for which the soul of a culture comes through to the material world. Every language in some sense is an ecosystemContinue reading “Preserving indigenous languages and why”

Pop culture and English

Of all my experiences with languages and language learners, a few incidents really got me into thinking about the frenzy that the English language have created over time. Mr. John Schumann came up with his theory of acculturation in which he talked about how we acquire the language, humor, etc when we are exposed inContinue reading “Pop culture and English”