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How’s the weather? Words across Europe to describe weather

Looking at words and phrases used in languages across Europe to describe weather

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Hands spelling out in sign language the words ‘The best lovers are good with their hands’, advertisement for safe sex by the British Deaf Association, Wellcome Collection, CC BY

Sign Languages – giving voice to the voiceless

There are over 200 different sign languages and dialects in the world! Read more about this ways of visual communication using hand gestures and other types of body language in this blog.

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Language by design: Jonas Jablonskis, linguist on a mission

Many people, while living away from home, feel that they slowly get less proficient in their mother tongue. Not so for linguist Jonas Jablonskis (1860-1930), who was the first to formulate and outline the basic principles of  the Lithuanian language, while spending a significant part of his academic career and life in emigration. Teaching and […]

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