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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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Why PTT, #Taiwan's largest terminal-based bulletin board system (BBS), will remain an experimental battleground for CCP #disinformation campaigns, esp. given its Mandarin user base: "A Pilot Study on PTT in the Context of Influence Operations" via @INDSRTW indsr.org.tw/tw/News_detail…
"The initial quest of this research began with the question: Is there CCP influence in PTT?

PTT is the world's largest non-commercial, forum-based, open-source online bulletin board system in the Chinese language. It was created here; it is unique to #Taiwan."
"PTT was the beacon for public opinion in #Taiwan during the #SunflowerMovement in 2014, leading it to be seen by the CCP as an important anti-China and anti-CCP platform. In its aftermath, the CCP ... emphasized the importance of incentivizing and attracting Taiwan's youth."
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I am #grateful for the opportunity given by #IWS_Network to share my story, struggles and success in the voices without frontiers (VWF).
My name is Betelhem, most people call me Betty and I prefer it that way. I was born 27 years ago to a young couple in AddisAbeba, the capital of #Ethiopia. #IWSVoices 1/n Image
My mom and me rather look like sisters. Despite being a teenager when she got me, she sacrificed her whole life to raise me up. She made sure I had the best #education possible. I am forever grateful to my mom sis & do everything to make her and God #proud. #IWSVoices 2/n Image
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LehrerInnen mit #Migrationshintergrund (foreign origin teachers) haben e. positiven Einfluss auf Leistungen von SchülerInnen (nicht nur) mit Migrationshintergrund (foreign origin students): Das belegt erstmals Lisa Sofie Höckel @RWI_Leibniz: rwi-essen.de/presse/mitteil… (m. Link) /1
Kurze Einordnung #Lesen #Deutschunterricht #bilingualism #Zweisprachigkeit: Höckel zeigt m. Daten d. German National Educational Panel Study e. signifikant positiven Effekt bei der #Lesekompetenz (aber nicht der mathematischen Kompetenz). /2
Damit gelingt e. Beitrag zu zwei kritischen Fragen: (1.) können foreign origin teachers LEISTUNGSunterschiede erzeugen?; hier gab es Zweifel, z. B. aufgrund der quantitativen Studie zu KiTas von Neugebauer & Klein 2016 (KZfSS 68); (2.) worin gründen diese Unterschiede? /3
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Holiday treat for #language nerds:

5-part podcast about #multilingualism in #Australia on @RadioNational produced by @birdpham and @masakofukuisyd

👇🏼Quick episode-by-episode summary below 👇🏼

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In Episode 1, you will learn about the global #language hierarchy, and discover why a #multilingual person may not be able to say "take a shower" in all their #languages

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In Episode 2, you can listen to a cute little girl refusing to call her mother #Vietnamese "mẹ" and opting for #English "mummy" instead

And @HannaTorsh explains why #bilingual #parenting is a #feminist issue

abc.net.au/radionational/…
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#SLPeeps, #EBPSLPS, #SLP2bs -- Check out the @ASHAJournals October forum of #LSHSS for evidence-based tips on #vocabulary instruction across grades. Edited by @SuzAdlof. doi.org/10.1044/2019_L… 1/11
@ASHAJournals @SuzAdlof Calling all tier 2 words. Get ready for rich #vocabulary instruction doi.org/10.1044/2019_L… 2/11
@ASHAJournals @SuzAdlof Doesn’t matter how you slice it, kids with #DevLangDis can learn #vocabulary with 36 exposures @MolleePezold @adriennepitt1 @rkomesidou doi.org/10.1044/2019_L… 3/11
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Is there a language-based cognitive advantage in #bilingual children? Using meta-analysis to unravel the relationship between cognition and language by @lervag at #SSSR2019 : No agreement concerning the kind of executive functions that are most benefiting from this 1/3
...115 studies were included in this meta-analysis. Results: On average, very little support for a bilingual advantage. However, there were moderator effects: the higher nonverbal IQ in the bilinguals, the greater the bilingual advantage...#SSSR2019 2/3
...results are in line with previous studies (Lehtonen, et al., 2018) in adults who did not show a bilingual advantage. "It seems like the main advantage with bilingualism is the advantage to speak more than one language" #SSSR2019 3/3
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A thread of non representative anecdotes about being #bilingual (I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English):

- slang based on literal translations of words ("that guy so inch") or phrases
I occasionally forget which language has which idiom (because some exist in both Chinese and English) so I end up in a conversation of explaining why I just called someone's muscles a really cute mouse 🐁
My body language and accent literally (if sometimes subtly) change when I swap languages. Cantonese-speaking Jeannette has a brasher stance. Mandarin-speaking Jeannette is more polite.
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