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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 28, 2009 No Comment
Translating the Self

It doesn’t matter that it has been a mere three and a half months since I was last in India; the immediate shock of unfamiliarity inevitably holds me in its grip every time I return home. To begin with, it’s a different season: when I’d left, the temperature hovered in the mid 40s (in degrees […]

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Written By: daveski on December 25, 2009 1 Comment
Status update: Joyeux noël

It’s been quite a while since I’ve ventured to write about learning French, or even taken a few baby-steps in the direction of actually writing in French – this mostly because I haven’t been studying and practicing as I should for my research project between learners of French in Berkeley and […]

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Written By: katie_k on December 24, 2009 3 Comments

So I was talking with my friend, who insisted on calling me “quadrilingual” (she was counting English of course, then Spanish that I took in high school and afterwards quickly forgot, French – I’ll give her that one, and Russian – no way could this be counted as a language which I know, though I […]

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Written By: daveski on December 19, 2009 No Comment

We just added the online magazine for international literature, Words Without Borders, to the links section in the right column (scroll down, down, down…). Any other suggestions, for links or blogs that say something interesting about experiences with learning, speaking, and living in other languages?

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Written By: aquawarlock on December 18, 2009 No Comment

To Whom it may concern,

Hello! my name is Robert Kauth and I am currently a undergrad in the French 24 language and technology class at UC Berkeley. One of our topics that we discussed early this year is Texting and how it has effected our use of language.

First off to be honest I have an […]

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Written By: rbell on December 16, 2009 1 Comment

Hello, all! I’m Renee Bell, an undergrad at UC Berkeley, and this semester I took French 24: Language and Technology. A topic discussed during the course was internet slang, which I had seen primarily an English variation of, and I grew interested in the internet slang of different languages. The following is an expansion on […]

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Written By: daveski on December 15, 2009 No Comment

Saw the call for this conference on LinguistList: the 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, to be held in Washington DC in late May 2010. Here’s a short description:

The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a unique forum that  brings together […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 12, 2009 1 Comment

About an hour ago, I woke up groggy in the pre-dawn hours in a satellite town of New Delhi, India. Almost with automatic first-thing-in-the-morning reflexes, I searched for “Berkeley” in Google News, and was horrified to see a story entitled “Protesters attack Berkeley chancellor’s home.” According to the official UC Berkeley news […]

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Written By: daveski on December 12, 2009 2 Comments

Howard Rheingold, an innovator in social media in education, virtual communities, and political participation (and regular instructor at Berkeley’s iSchool!), mentioned an article he wrote in 1989 for the NY Times on Twitter today, filling in for regular language commentator William Safire. The article’s titled “On Language, Succinctly Spoken“, […]

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Written By: princesspayg on December 11, 2009 1 Comment

blogs, youtube, wikipedia

Before taking the French 24 course blogs have had little importance to me, personally. I have created blogs of my own like live journal and an xanga, but they quickly faded as other social networks began to […]

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Written By: irstookmytoaster on December 11, 2009 No Comment

Well, howdy world! I am Mary-Grace, part of that group of French 24 kids (Language and Technology). To explain the context of this post, it refers to many of ideas presented by Naomi Baron in her book Always On.

So yes, this post directly ties some observation made by Baron and how they may, or […]

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Written By: VeronicaSimon on December 11, 2009 1 Comment

Hello world! I’m another French 24 student and my research project was on the Academie Francaise. The Academy was actually the reason why I joined this particular freshman seminar – I had thought, mistakenly, that as it was put on by the French Department of Berkeley, the class would have a focus on French language […]

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Written By: mfranceschi on December 11, 2009 No Comment

Hello! I am also a French 24 student from the class Language and Technology. This semester we spent time talking about how important and how prominent language is in our everyday lives. Baron’s book “Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World” provided us with so many different areas on technology that we use […]

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Written By: seankelly on December 11, 2009 No Comment

Hi, I am also a student from the Language & Technology freshman seminar at UC Berkeley. My project was about historical and cultural differences in texting between the United States and Japan. I feel that this snippet from my last blog post relates to an issue that my project dealt with:

“I thought that Baron’s [Naomi Baron, the author […]

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Written By: daveski on December 10, 2009 No Comment

Hat tip to Adam Raymond over at Good, a “collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits…for people who give a damn”. I had just set up Google Alerts for the term “found in translation” and it sent me over to his blog post by that name, where he introduces the monthly online […]

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Written By: nicoletta on December 9, 2009 1 Comment

Hi everyone. I’m another student from French 24 writing about my final project for the class.  Over the course of the semester, we were asked to read Naomi Baron’s Always On. In her book, Baron discusses in some degree of detail the ways in which language is utilized and modified in various […]

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Written By: daveski on December 8, 2009 No Comment

Hi all, passing on the word from the folks at UCSB…

Call for papers: The Translator’s Visibility, April 16-17, 2010
Inter-UC Graduate Student Conference – The Translator’s Visibility

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Call for Papers Deadline: 12/18/2009

Call for Papers

Often criticism and theory on translated texts focuses on the author of the work and, despite the expanding field of translation […]

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Written By: junxelcarlos on December 8, 2009 No Comment

Hello everyone,

I am yet another student from UC Berkeley’s French 24 seminar and will write a post about my presentation on language and technology. My presentation was based on a activity I engage in to pass the time. I watch YouTube videos of some popular Asian American teenagers who make videos and post them on YouTube. […]

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Written By: daveski on December 8, 2009 1 Comment
Bienvenue FR24! What’s the news with language & technology?

Welcome to everyone from French 24, Prof. Kern’s “Language and Technology” seminar, and of course to anyone else who happens upon this post. (These days I think Found in Translation’s getting about 200 hits per day, and we’ve had visits from people in about 150 countries, if I’m remembering the Google Analytics report […]

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Written By: daveski on December 7, 2009 No Comment

The UC Consortium on Language Learning & Teaching has just announced its “Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives“. The conference will take place at UC San Diego from April 23-25, and will feature a keynote speech by Mark Turner of Case Western Univ., and a pre-conference workshop by more→

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