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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on September 29, 2010 No Comment

Which words does Google Instant blacklist?

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Written By: aaminahm on September 28, 2010 No Comment

I was so frightened to go to Oakland because I was afraid of the Black man. I knew there were Black men in Oakland, so I’m scared, but I went anyway.”

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Written By: daveski on September 28, 2010 No Comment
Worlds in words, on the word world map

If you can say that three times fast, then please read on… : )

This post accompanies the Word Map page that’s linked in the header of the FIT homepage. Sirpa and I were inspired by the activities listed on the website for the European Day of Languages to make a few fun […]

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Written By: daveski on September 28, 2010 No Comment

The Center for the Art of Translation and LitQuake present an event that you might expect to find on a blog called Found in Translation–a panel discussion entitled “What Should I Read in Translation?”, featuring translators Chana Kronfeld, Kareem Abu-Zeid, Alissa Valles, and Eric Selland, and moderated by Scott Esposito. To […]

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Written By: daveski on September 24, 2010 No Comment

The title pretty much says it all…thanks to Viola on Facebook for pointing out that today is National Punctuation Day. The website actually has a lot of useful information about how and when to use each type of punctuation, so if you want to brush up, give those semicolons and apostrophes a click!

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on September 23, 2010 No Comment

CAPTCHAs go commercial!

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Written By: daveski on September 21, 2010 4 Comments

Is FIT a “subject in process”? Is this true for all multi-user blogs? Or even all blogs generally?

I’ve been reading Claire Kramsch‘s new book, The multilingual subject: What foreign language learners say about their experience and why it matters, and she argues that the learner of a second or foreign language is, or […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on September 11, 2010 1 Comment

In brief:

Two federal investigations have found that Arizona is violating the civil rights of some students who are not native English speakers by denying them access to special programs for English learners.

Check out the full news story here.

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Written By: daveski on September 9, 2010 No Comment

Happy Friday!

If you have a language or cultural topic you’re curious to talk about or would like to try blogging about, or if you’d like to meet and share stories about your names in other languages and English, come to Caffe Strada anytime from 2:30 to 4, in the patio area outside.

It’d be […]

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Written By: daveski on September 8, 2010 2 Comments

It was great to meet everyone who came out to the Found in Translation get-to-know-you meeting last Friday at Caffe Strada, and everyone in Rick Kern’s course, Applied Language Studies. I’m looking forward to a great semester of blogging with you all about our experiences learning, using, and thinking about languages and cultures.

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on September 2, 2010 4 Comments
Bonjour/Hello!

My husband and I traveled to Montréal in July, an island city in the majority-francophone Province of Québec, Canada. The linguistic experience of the trip, as my husband quickly pointed out, could be summed up in the two words of this post’s title: “Bonjour/Hello,” the ubiquitous greeting we heard everywhere. The beauty of the greeting […]

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