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RESEARCH ON SANTALI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE BY USA UNIVERSITY
 
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Nishaant Choksi is a doctoral student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in the department of Anthropology,USA.His focus is on Linguistic Anthropology, which is the study of language situated in culture and society. His current research is focused on Santali, and particularly the writing of Santali, although he is interested in other aspects of Santali language and culture as well.He has also visited Dumka (Santal Parganas) several times, and Mayurbhanj district in Orissa. He has been impressed with the amount of interest taken by Santals in their language and culture, and has collected numerous Santali books, magazines, and newspapers as well as has attended many cultural programmes, including the All India Santali Writers Association meeting and the Bhognadih padyatra(Two Time). He has also written some articles for Santali-language magazines. Previously he studied and worked on tribal languages of western India (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh) at the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in Baroda, India. He has published one book, a linguistic sample and translation of various stories and songs in the Bhili languages of Gujarat (Tribal Literature of Gujarat, Mysore: Central Institute for Indian Languages). He looks forward to working with Santals and other adivasi communities to promote their language and culture, as well as other scholars who are interested in adivasi language and culture.
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Language and Culture
 
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in which I explain my opinions on why culture is important for language learning, but not entirely necessary. Related resources below... -- related articles and information: http://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~kay/Everett.CA.Piraha.pdf (Daniel Everett's analysis of the Pirahã) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakobson's_functions_of_language (Roman Jakobson's functions of language) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_determinism (linguistic determinism) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity (linguistic relativity) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_ideology (language ideologies) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialect (information on dialects) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Register_(sociolinguistics) (information on linguistic registers)
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Carl Blyth @ Columbia University - Languaculture: From language-and-culture to language-as-culture
 
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An event of the Columbia Language Resource Center (lrc.columbia.edu), this guest presentation was given at Columbia University on October 30th, 2015 by Professor Carl Blyth of the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Blyth has shared the following summary of his talk: In many approaches to formal instruction, a foreign language is routinely conceptualized as a fixed code of conventionalized form-meaning pairings resembling Saussure’s well known concept of “langue.” In addition, the “language” is represented as a related but separate object with respect to the foreign “culture.” As such, despite the recent 'social turn' in applied linguistics, language study largely ignores the complex relationship between language, culture and thought. In this talk, I will argue that language programs should seek to raise students’ understanding of language use as culturally influenced meaning-making. In keeping with the new complex object of study, I adopt the term ‘languaculture,’ defined as the “cultural aspects of language” (Risager 2006, 2007) or “linguistically mediated cultural meaning and behaviors in interaction” (Diaz 2013). I will exemplify how the concept of languaculture can be applied to classroom teaching with an example of an upper-division French course that employs concept-based instruction (Negueruela 2008, van Compernolle 2014), a pedagogy grounded in sociocultural theory. Finally, I will demonstrate instructional methods and classroom activities that promote languaculture awareness, e.g., metapragmatic discussion, interactional analysis, and student self-reflection. Carl S. Blyth (PhD, Cornell University) is Associate Professor of French Linguistics and Director of the Center of Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin (USA). His research interests include computer-mediated discourse, cross-cultural and intercultural pragmatics, pedagogical grammar and open educational approaches to language learning. He has published on metalinguistic awareness, the affordances of social reading for L2 literacy development, native and non-native role models for language learning, L2 narrative discourse, online stance taking and interactive frames in L2 discourse. He has authored or co-authored several books and book chapters as well as journal articles in venues such as the Modern Language Journal, CALICO Journal, and Journal of Educational Computing Research. Most recently, he has published a co-edited book with Dale Koike called Dialogue in Multilingual and Multimodal Communities (2015, John Benjamins). He currently serves on the editorial board of Intercultural Pragmatics and Issues in Language Program Direction.
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50+ words that are the same in English & Spanish
 
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Learn Spanish! I will teach you 50+ words in Spanish that are the same in English. In no time you will improve your Spanish vocabulary by a lot. If you are an English native speaker who wants to learn Spanish, these words are a bonus. You will learn these words in no time because these words are the same in English and in Spanish. This is why it will be so easy to learn and memorize these 50+ Spanish words. Don't waste time: start learning Spanish now with this useful and practical Latin American Spanish class. Not only you will learn many words, you will also learn to pronounce the letters and sounds of the Spanish words correctly. This is because I am a Spanish native speaker. So you will not learn some broken hybrid Spanish -- you will learn Spanish from someone who uses it a lot, every day, with many other native speakers. That is to say, you will learn REAL LIFE SPANISH. Most Spanish books have outdated examples because language changes continuously and so I have my mother language, Spanish, up-to-date. Also, I have studied my language for years so I will give you examples of how Spanish speakers from other countries pronounce the letters and sounds in Spanish. So, learn Spanish with me, Ana, at Butterfly Spanish, and improve your Spanish in a fun, easy, and practical way. Do not forget to watch my other videos. I have videos about Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and real life situations in Spanish. I also have shared with you some tricks and tips if you are travelling to a Spanish-speaking country. You can just browse my Spanish channel and get what best suits your needs in order to improve your Spanish. Saludos y gracias :) Would you like to donate so I can work on more videos? You can donate at: https://www.butterflyspanish.com/ Or through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ButterflySpanish Do you like The Cure song that says “it’s never enough” and think it is never enough Spanish and want to learn more? I suggest you watch the following related videos: ORDERING FOOD FROM A FOOD TRUCK IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5IVtVjT79I B & V IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9t3C0VSoq0 THE VERB “TO GO” IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGvH1c532pg GIVING YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBiiiMhIGU DIFFERENT WAYS TO ASK “HOW ARE YOU?” IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U&pi=3 TOP QUESTIONS THAT YOU MUST KNOW IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD28uPyLjlU Don’t forget to check my channel and my website if you are looking for more lessons that help you improve your Spanish. I have many other Spanish lessons that cover many interesting topics about Spanish language and culture. No olvides ver mi canal y mi sitio web si estás buscando más lecciones que te ayuden a mejorar tu español. Tengo muchas otras clases de español que cubren muchos temas interesantes sobre el idioma y la cultura española y latina. Saludos y abrazos, Ana
Views: 227952 Butterfly Spanish
Lifestyle, Language and Culture at Learn Italian with Lucrezia
 
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Italian language, Italian culture, Italian lifestyle are the main themes of my videos. When I am particularly inspired I also make Italian recipes videos. Now it's time for you to jump right in and learn everything about Italy. To do so, just click the subscribe tab and you are done! I upload a new video every Monday. If you need to contact me, send an email to learnitalianwithlucrezia (at) yahoo (.) it Where else you can find me: Facebook: http://goo.gl/qYyDLO Blog: http://goo.gl/ghNGI6 Twitter: http://goo.gl/bdBN1u Pinterest: http://goo.gl/61cckB Subscribe to my channel: http://goo.gl/cqnEqY
Is Music A Universal Language?
 
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Try 2 months of Skillshare for free! http://skl.sh/12tone9 Music: The universal language. It's the one thing that connects all of humanity, transcending cultural boundaries and uniting us all in our appreciation for the art of sound. No matter where you come from, a good song can lift your spirits or bring you to tears. Music lets us express our emotions when we don't have the words to speak them, building off the fundamental mathematics of the universe in order to tell stories to people we couldn't otherwise communicate with. Right? Well, um... No. Not really. But that's a good thing! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/12tonevideos Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/bCTDaj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/12tonevideos Twitter: https://twitter.com/12tonevideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/12tonevideos/ Email: [email protected] Last: https://youtu.be/UfdBUOBDB50 Experimental Music video: https://youtu.be/l7xIS_Gobcc Dr. Shaver-Gleason's article: https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com/2018/01/is-music-universal-language.html Script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UEt7BsSoUxTAh6Yd9t8Zs_W333qLj5kmb97uHPb4Wsc/edit?usp=sharing SOURCES: https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com/2018/01/is-music-universal-language.html https://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/06/20/music/ https://books.google.com/books?id=TZYwAAAAYAAJ https://books.google.com/books?id=7QAIAAAAQAAJ https://www.nature.com/articles/nature18635 https://islamqa.info/en/answers/10523/modulation-and-elongation-of-vowels-in-the-adhaan https://folkways.si.edu/magazine-fall-winter-2014-muslim-call-prayer/islamic-sacred/music/article/smithsonian Huge thanks to our Elephant of the Month Club members: Susan Jones Jill Jones Ron Jones Howard Levine Kaylor Hodges Gabi Ghita Elaine Pratt Ken Arnold Brian Etheredge Gene Lushtak Khristofor Saraga William (Bill) Boston Duck Nicolas Mendoza Wolf Bennett RAD Donato Anton Smyk Mitchell Fund Dale Monks Len Lanphar Paul Ward Soham Panda Benjamin DeLillo Chris Prentice Jack Carlson Susan Lingenfelter Budjarn Lambeth Branden Randall Dov Zazkis Jesse Russo James Treacy Bagshaw Christopher Lucas Hendrik Payer Andrew Beals Thomas Morley Jacob Helwig Duncan Dempsey Jeff Cairns And thanks as well to Henry Reich, Eugene Bulkin, Logan Jones, Abram Thiessen, Anna Work, Oliver, Jc Bq, Adam Neely, Dialup Salesman, nico, Justin Donnell, Michael Fieseler, Rick Lees, Ben LaRose, rhandhom1, Harold Gonzales, SD, StarsServant, Dave Mayer, Thomás, Marc Himmelberger, Chris Borland, Davis Sprague, jason black, Justin Bronstein, Justin Aungst, David Roulston, Nick Olman, Dutreuilh Olivier, Daniel Gilchrist, Paul Quine, Anamol Pundle, billy roberts, Elliot Burke, Alex Atanasyan, Amlor, Greg Borenstein, Tim S., David Tocknell, Elias Simon, Jerry D. Brown, CodenaCrow, Nikolay Semyonov, blalo'u, Lauren Steely, Fabian, Revolution Harmony, Arnas, Paul Apicella, Sarah Spath, Skylar J Eckdahl, Kristian Bredenbeck, Josiah R. Hazel, Ohad Lutzky, Bate Goiko, Jon White, Eivind Vatshaug, Kurtis Commanda, James A. Thornton, Jacob Friend, Benjamin Cooper, Kevin, Joe Galetti, Aa Markus, Caroline Simpson, John Bejarano, David Barker, drunkwookiee64, Brian Dinger, Pawel Sit, Michael Alan Dorman, Adam Wurstmann, Dave Wray, Kelsey Freese, Shadow Kat, Adam Kent, Nathan Petchell, Blake Boyd, Calvin Blitman, Jan Macek, Magnus Guldbrandsen, Trevor, Michael McCormick, Stefan Strohmaier, Lilith Dawn, David Baker, Jonathan Beck, Dmitry Jemerov, Jason Foster, Ian Seymour, Charles Gaskell, Brett Haines, christian madsen, Luke Rihn, Rob Holton, Lee Rennie, Richard T. Anderson, Thomas Schryver, Angela Flierman, Matthis Knopf, Peter Wells, Kevin Hellon, Zion Suppasan, Dan Lizotte, Nervilis, Seth Keller, Mark Feaver, Tyler Lukasiewicz, Kevin Johnson, Brian McCue, Stephan Broek, Richard Walker, Wú QióngYuǎn, Elliot Jay O'Neill, George Gleeson, David Christensen, Elliot Winkler, Payden Nissen, Tom Evans, Marcøs, Brandon Lanning, Ryan Nicholls, ml cohen, Sylvain Chevalier, Yuriy Honcharuk, Darzzr, Roger Grosse, David Hardin, Rodrigo Roman, Francois LaPlante, Jeremy Zolner, Matthew Fox, Paper Coelacanth, Britt Ratliff, Patrick James Morley, Koen Hoogendoorn, Tae Wook Kim, Eddie O'Rourke, Ryan, Jon Bauman, Drew Mazurek, Jacob Luedecke, Vincent Sanders, John July, Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano, Victor L., Tommaso Ghidetti, Volker Wegert, Linus Abrahamson, Paul Koester, Danny, Matthew Kallend, Patrick Callier, JH, Joshua Gleitze, Ben Zotto, Fred Phillips, Emilio Assteves, Moises Vieira Nunes, Alex Keeny, Jeffery Aaron Lowery, Alexey Fedotov, Nicholas Lim, Patrick Pyne, Charles Hill, Harry Hume, Greg von Teig, Joshua La Macchia, John Paul Welsh, Lisa Lyons, and DSM! Your support helps make 12tone even better! Also, thanks to Jareth Arnold and Jade Tan-Holmes for proofreading the script to make sure this all makes sense hopefully!
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Language and Culture | Tag
 
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I love languages and cultures, so I had a lot of fun filming this tag, I hope you'll also have fun watching it. (sorry about the fact that there's the reflection of a lamp on my glasses, it looks really annoying - it was already quite dark outside and I wasn't able to get my room much lighter than this :/) Created by BookLikeLieke: https://www.youtube.com/user/booklikelieke I was tagged by Erikasteaparty: https://www.youtube.com/user/erikasteaparty I'm tagging: - The Granger Articles : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAnHkYf1T4XmltWAiw-FhfA - Treepaperbook : https://www.youtube.com/user/treepaperbook - Lindsey Rey : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VyYW1dxsY6z9j-dCWLEwA - everyone who'd like to do this tag, I'm tagging YOU the questions are: 1. What languages do you speak? And what languages would you like to learn to speak? 2. What books do you own that are written in a different language? 3. Translate the first sentence of (one of) your favorite book(s) to a different language (using Google Translate or your own knowledge) and try to read it out loud 4. Translate the title of the book you're currently reading to a different language and try to read it out loud 5. What is your favorite book that takes place in a different country than you live in? 6. Last but not least: try to end the video in a different language (use Google translate if needed) The 5 different languages I spoke when ending my video were: german, italian, swedish, japanese and latin (even though nobody speaks that but who cares) LINKS: goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16016356-cloudsofbooks twitter: http://twitter.com/cloudsofbooks tumblr: http://augustusrain.tumblr.com/
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Language Perfect Grammar & Culture (French)
 
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How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky
 
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There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian -- that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. "The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is," Boroditsky says. "Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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Is Language A Culture?
 
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In any culture or region, language is much more than semantics, what the 23 feb 2017 why study language, and communication at warwick? The british council's work report (2013) stated that employers. Culture refers to dynamic social systems and shared patterns define culture language a that is learned by many members of other speech communities for the sake access which it. Some people also say language is culture or. Language (credit paulina cachero, keira appearing of the culture always be supported by many languages. During the first four decades anth 354 introduces students to a subfield of anthropology linguistic. Language and culture a perspective africa peacelink. Humans are not unique in this capability. Languages in danger most people agree that language and culture are tightly connected. Culture cannot be studied without the aid of language, but linguistic on a deeper level, language is an expression who we are as individuals, communities, nations. Why is language important to culture? Bright hub education. The relation between language and culture is 31 aug 2006 many animal even plant species communicate with each other. Language is formed by culture, while culture influenced and impacted language 28 dec 2007 introduction to language, communication, ul li how related culture? Li a 11 sep 2012 if you ever asked yourself this question, read article, which shows the undeniable connection between culture; Illustrates relationship culturewith first learners immersed in their own connections it has been seen that much more than external expression communication of internal thoughts formulated product human mind defined, propagated sustained through. It influences our culture and even thought processes. Different ideas stem from language and culture are intricately related dependent on each other. Language is used to maintain and convey culture cultural ties. The relationship between language and culturebritannica. What is language? Language and culture anthropology 354 why language & studies? Definition of by merriam does influence culture? Wsjthe relationship between. The relationship between language and culture lexiophiles. However, human language is 24 oct 2006 more than just a means of communication. Language and culture language thought processes. Language can be viewed as a verbal expression of culture. Language and culture what is language? . Language and culture what is the relationship between language culture? Termcoord. However, such very 22 mar 2017 the relation of culture and language is way they share human values, realities behaviours a social group 4 jan 2010 it generally agreed that are closely related. Welcome to language, culture and communication university of warwick. Blurring the line between language and culture relationship & implications what is identity slideshare. A form of slang that's in danger dying out. 23 jul 2010 new cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the wor
The surprising pattern behind color names around the world
 
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Why so many languages invented words for colors in the same order. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 1969, two Berkeley researchers, Paul Kay and Brent Berlin, published a book on a pretty groundbreaking idea: that every culture in history, when they developed their languages, invented words for colors in the exact same order. They claimed to know this based off of a simple color identification test, where 20 respondents identified 330 colored chips by name. If a language had six words, they were always black, white, red, green, yellow, and blue. If it had four terms, they were always black, white, red, and then either green or yellow. If it had only three, they were always black, white, and red , and so on. The theory was revolutionary — and it shaped our understanding of how color terminologies emerge. Read more on the research mentioned in this video: Cook, Kay, and Regier on the World Color Survey: goo.gl/MTUi9C Stephen C. Levinson on Yele color terms: goo.gl/CYDfvw John A. Lucy on Hanunó'o color terms: goo.gl/okcyC3 Loreto, Mukherjee, and Tria on color naming population simulations: goo.gl/rALO1S To learn more about how your language's color words can affect the way you think, check out this video lecture: goo.gl/WxYi1q Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Prairie Band Potawatomi:  Preserving Language & Culture
 
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Gary Mitchell and Jim McKinney, members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, describe the importance of efforts to preserve and maintain connections to their language and traditional culture. This video aired in the 1998 season of KTWU's Sunflower Journeys series.
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Primary school in Spain sets up Chinese course for students to learn the language and culture
 
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A primary school in Spain has set up a mandatory Chinese course for all 1600 students. The principal said that it is a good opportunity for students to learn about Chinese culture and expand their global vision.
Non-Native vs Native English Teachers: CULTURE and Language
 
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Website: http://www.virtuallynative.com/blog/culture-language Books: http://www.virtuallynative.com/books Courses: http://www.virtuallynative.com/courses Native speakers are preferred because of their knowledge about their own culture. First of all, I’m not at all sold on the idea of language and culture having strong relationship, the belief that language is influenced by culture, especially when talking about wide-spread languages like Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic and English A native speaker of Spanish from Barcelona and one from La Paz There will most certainly be vocabulary differences related to business and technology but the core language is still Spanish, as a tool of communication is still Spanish, whereas the culture is vastly different. We could probably make a similar comparison between North and Sound Korean language How about a native English speaker from Miami Florida and one from Dublin Ireland I’m really fuzzy on the relationship between culture and language, but for the sake of argument let us agree that they are closely related, to teach a foreign language you need knowledge of the culture. My first question is: who is that English language teacher who would be so bold to say that he or she knows Anglophone culture. An English teacher from Buffalo New York telling you he knows American culture, America, this melting pot, the most multicultural country in the world. Really you know American culture? You speak on behalf of 320 million people What does an ESL teacher born in Canada to Indian parents know about Canadian culture? What is Canadian culture? Even I, born and raised in a small country, would not presume to say that I know Bulgarian culture, stereotype people one way or another, make sweeping generalizations about what Bulgarians are like My second question: is that the job of a language teacher, explaining culture? If you want to know about American or British culture just read books written by experts on the subject, don’t listen to some guy from Birmingham England, save yourself some time and money and buy an online course for instance Or just google it, meanings of idiomatic expressions, etymology of words and so on and so forth. Dictionaries, Wikipedia, forums, it’s all there, for free The last point I want to make is that by becoming the only true global language, English belongs to nobody culturally, socially or any other way Nobody can make cultural, social, ethnic claims on the English language, it belongs to the world now. This culture and native speaker argument is such a ridiculous one, you won’t find anything about culture in my book Virtually Native, but you know what you are going to find, you will find how to use movies to learn English. The truth of the matter is that to master a foreign language you need to listen to a lot of native and non-native speech and the best and most fun way to do that is through movies and TV shows, you practice your listening and learn about culture, Movies are the best way to learn about a culture. In the chapter on Listening I talk a lot about learning English through movies, something native speakers know nothing about
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Italian Language and Culture: Intermediate | WellesleyX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Improve your Italian language skills and expand your vocabulary while you learn about Italian art, literature and contemporary society. ↓ More info below. ↓ Take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/italian-language-culture-intermediate-wellesleyx-italian2x ABOUT THIS COURSE Benvenuti e Benvenute! (Welcome!) In this language course, you will enhance your Italian language skills, enrich your vocabulary and expand your conversational skills. You will learn how to have exchanges on a variety of topics, and continue your immersion in the Italian culture through unique videos and interviews. You will also become more confident as you continue practicing your reading and writing skills. This course offers a variety of tools that will help you learn in different ways: - Situational videos (called Ciak!, which means “clapperboard” in Italian): you will follow eight Italian students in their daily lives and interactions on our campus. What a great way to learn authentic conversational Italian! - Downloadable Podcasts: become a participant in each Ciak! video and practice Italian when and where you want on your portable device! - Grammar charts, with or without audio files: study and review grammar through concise, clear and downloadable pdf files, and practice pronunciation with our embedded audio files. - Short video lessons: as if in a real classroom, learn each new topic with the instructor’s direct guidance. - Video interviews: learn from various native speakers as they talk about different aspects of Italian culture. - Short “Letture” (readings): practice reading comprehension while learning about Italian culture. - Discussion board: your chance to communicate (in Italian!) with other students on a variety of suggested topics. - Ready to test your skills? Practice and review with a variety of self-correcting activities. Italian culture is an integral part of this course. Through our interviews and readings you will learn about: - the origins of the “made in Italy” in fashion; - Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and poetry; - the Italian health care system; - shopping for clothes and food in Italy. Whether you are a traditional, visual or auditory learner, you will find the tools that best fit your unique way to learn a foreign language. This course has been successfully taught in different settings to more than 1,000 students: entirely online to Wellesley College alumnae and students, and as a mix of face-to-face and online instruction at Wellesley College and MIT. We are now proud to open it on edX, confident that your learning experience with this unique online course will be as enriching as it was for the many students who have already taken it.
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Italian Language and Culture: Beginner | WellesleyX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn the basics of the Italian language and culture through videos, podcasts, interviews, and much more. ↓ More info below. ↓ Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/italian-language-culture-beginner-wellesleyx-italian1x ABOUT THIS COURSE Benvenuti e Benvenute! (Welcome!) In this language course you will learn the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in the context of major themes in Italian culture. By the end of the course you will be able to describe people, events and situations, both in the present and the past, and you will have acquired the necessary vocabulary to communicate about everyday situations. This course offers a variety of tools to help you learn “la lingua del sì” in different ways: - Situational videos (called Ciak!, which means “clapperboard” in Italian): you will follow eight Italian students in their daily lives and interactions on our campus. What a great way to learn authentic conversational Italian! - Downloadable Podcasts: become a participant in each Ciak! video and practice Italian when and where you want on your portable device! - Grammar charts, with or without audio files: study and review grammar through concise, clear and downloadable pdf files, and practice pronunciation with our embedded audio files. - Short video lessons: as if in a real classroom, learn each new topic with the instructor’s direct guidance. - Video interviews: learn from various native speakers as they talk about different aspects of Italian culture. - Short “Letture” (readings): practice reading comprehension while learning about Italian culture. - Discussion board: your chance to communicate (in Italian!) with other students on a variety of suggested topics. - Ready to test your skills? Practice and review with a variety of self-correcting activities. Italian culture is also an integral part of this course. Through our interviews and readings you will learn about: - daily life in a small hill town in Northern Italy; - major differences between Italian and American universities; - Italian films that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film; - summer vacations in Italy; - Italian cuisine. Whether you are a traditional, visual or auditory learner, you will find the tools that best fit your unique way to learn a foreign language. This course has been successfully taught in different settings to more than 1,000 students: entirely online to Wellesley College alumnae and students, and as a mix of face-to-face and online instruction at Wellesley College and MIT. We are now proud to open it on edX, confident that your learning experience with this unique online course will be as enriching as it was for the many students who have already taken it. Last but not least: as you progress in the course, remember to have fun!
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Article 20: Youth and Culture
 
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Video on Article 20 of the "African Youth Charter" developed in partnership by UNESCO and the African Union. Your State must promote and enhance beliefs and practices that contribute to development, in particular through new information and communication technology. Traditional cultural practices must be consistent with community values and must ensure the physical integrity and dignity of women. The African Youth Charter is YOUR Charter! Copyright UNESCO and African Union
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Vlog: Language & Culture
 
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Two fantastic articles, must read.... http://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2013/10/14/cultural-roots-of-a-fiscal-crisis-n1721156 http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2013/10/08/inarticulate-republicans-n1718884
Views: 73 Limit Their Power
What is CULTURAL IDENTITY? What does CULTURAL IDENTITY mean? CULTURAL IDENTITY meaning & explanation
 
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BROWSE The Internet EASY way with The Audiopedia owned Lightina Browser Android app! INSTALL NOW - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.LightinaBrowser_8083351 What is CULTURAL IDENTITY? What does CULTURAL IDENTITY mean? CULTURAL IDENTITY meaning - CULTURAL IDENTITY definition - CULTURAL IDENTITY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person's self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. In this way, cultural identity is both characteristic of the individual but also of the culturally identical group of members sharing the same cultural identity. Various modern cultural studies and social theories have investigated cultural identity. In recent decades, a new form of identification has emerged which breaks down the understanding of the individual as a coherent whole subject into a collection of various cultural identifiers. These cultural identifiers may be the result of various conditions including: location, gender, race, history, nationality, language, sexuality, religious beliefs, ethnicity, aesthetics, and even food. As one author writes, recognizing both coherence and fragmentation: “ categorizations about identity, even when codified and hardened into clear typologies by processes of colonization, state formation or general modernizing processes, are always full of tensions and contradictions. Sometimes these contradictions are destructive, but they can also be creative and positive. ” The divisions between cultures can be very fine in some parts of the world, especially in rapidly changing cities where the population is ethnically diverse and social unity is based primarily on locational contiguity. As a "historical reservoir," culture is an important factor in shaping identity. Since one of the main characteristics of a culture is its "historical reservoir," many if not all groups entertain revisions, either consciously or unconsciously, in their historical record in order to either bolster the strength of their cultural identity or to forge one which gives them precedent for actual reform or change. Some critics of cultural identity argue that the preservation of cultural identity, being based upon difference, is a divisive force in society, and that cosmopolitanism gives individuals a greater sense of shared citizenship. When considering practical association in international society, states may share an inherent part of their 'make up' that gives common ground and an alternative means of identifying with each other. Nations provide the framework for culture identities called external cultural reality, which influences the unique internal cultural realities of the individuals within the nation. Also of interest is the interplay between cultural identity and new media. Rather than necessarily representing an individual's interaction within a certain group, cultural identity may be defined by the social network of people imitating and following the social norms as presented by the media. Accordingly, instead of learning behaviour and knowledge from cultural/religious groups, individuals may be learning these social norms from the media to build on their cultural identity. A range of cultural complexities structure the way individuals operate with the cultural realities in their lives. Nation is a large factor of the cultural complexity, as it constructs the foundation for individual’s identity but it may contrast with ones cultural reality. Cultural identities are influenced by several different factors such as ones religion, ancestry, skin colour, language, class, education, profession, skill, family and political attitudes. These factors contribute to the development of one's identity.
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8 Cultural Differences between Native Speakers and English Learners
 
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Culture has a big role to play in the way we speak. It dictates not only which language we use, but also the way we express ourselves with different people. For example, how direct and honest people are generally varies by region. Because of these differences, it is just as important to master culture as it is language. This lesson will help you understand how native speakers think. You will learn how to improve your communication skills depending on whom you are speaking with no matter where you go in the world! Take the quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/8-cultural-differences-between-native-speakers-and-english-learners/ TRANSCRIPT Hmm. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Hi. James from engVid. I've often said that learning language, a foreign language is great. In this case, you're learning English, so congratulations. But a lot of students, they learn the language, and they kind of forget about the culture, like it doesn't really matter. Being an English speaker, I was born in England, and the culture from England is very different from the culture from Canada, even though they are closely related. So if you can imagine the cultural difference between someone from, say, China and Canada, that would be fantastically different. Well, as they say, as much as we're different, we're the same. But in this case, I want to do a lesson on eight differences in culture that if you're learning the language, which would be important. Now, what I've done is shown the difference between the East and the West, because frankly, you may be from the Middle East or Asia, and you want to do business with Canadians or Americans or British people, and you should see what we think are important. And as well, this helps out English-speaking people about how we should communicate with you when we're trying to teach you English. You like that? Let's go to the board. We have Mr. E, here. He wants to eat his... Let's see. What should he eat? I'm going to suggest that he has a pizza, because that's easy to draw, and anybody who knows me knows I'm a terrible drawer. There you go. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. He's having a piz-... Pepperoni pizza. What would you suggest he eat with? A knife or a fork, or chopsticks? Well, it seems obvious: Use your hands. See, when you understand, you can manipulate or use things to your advantage. Let's go to the board. We'll start out with the West, which is where we are. All right? In the West, we say "respect is earned". That means I cannot give you respect or look up to you until you have done something to show me that you deserve my respect or I should give it to you. Just because you say: "Hello, my name is" doesn't mean anything. You have to say: "Hello, my name is, and I have done these things." Because of that and if you do something that helps me, I will give you my respect. Okay? In the East, it's a little different. In the East, what we say is: "respect is due to hierarchy". Hierarchy? Well, just like the word says, think "high", okay? The higher you are-okay?-the higher position you have. So if I come in and say: "I am Generalissimo Kareer." You go: "Oh, I must give you great respect", in the East, just because I am the General. I don't have to be a good General; I just have to be a General. You must give me respect. Well, in the West, you'd have to be a good General that's done a lot of good things. Okay, number two: open debate is encouraged. If you're going: "What is open debate?" Open debate is conversation, but it's more conversation where two ideas are conflicting or they don't go together. You think A, they think B. So you don't both agree necessarily. Maybe you think: "I don't agree with this person, or I don't like everything they say", so you have a debate, which is a conversation to try and change each other's mind. Okay? Open debate in the West is encouraged. If you don't like my idea, I'll say: "Why? What's wrong with it? Why don't you come up with something? Tell me what you think, or tell me what's wrong with my ideas." The challenge, we think, brings a greater result. In other words, if you talk to me and we have a really good open debate, things should be better at the end of the debate. Let's look at the East. In the East, open debate and confrontation is avoided. Partly, this is because in the East... Remember we talked about hierarchy? There's a level or layers? Well, if you question someone and they are on a higher level, you are not showing them the respect they deserve, so it is almost better to do your debate... Or, not even debate, but questions in a less public area. So it is not open debate; more of a private thing with you and that person, and even then, you shouldn't really question them, but ask questions of them. Okay? That's number two. Number three, let's look at individual success and material success. In the West, they matter, it's important. Yes, who I am is important, but it's who I am, just myself. Have I done well in school? Have I made a lot of money?
Does language shape how we think? Linguistic relativity & linguistic determinism -- Linguistics 101
 
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From the "Sapir-Whorf hypothesis" to modern psychology, get a quick feel for this ongoing debate. Is language about grammatical universals like nouns and verbs? What's the relationship between language and culture? Text version of this lesson with links to further resources: http://www.nativlang.com/linguistics/linguistic-relativity.php To continue learning about language, subscribe to NativLang or visit: http://www.nativlang.com/linguistics/ Music: Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mietophoum National Library & Cultural Center
 
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Mietophoum National Library & Cultural Center Read more about this organization at: http://www.examiner.com/article/preserving-cambodian-language-and-culture-the-heart-of-long-beach
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Using technology in ELT to integrate language and culture: ICC in Brazil and beyond
 
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This is a video presentation at the 5th International Second Language Pedagogies Conference on May 12, 2016 at the University of São Paulo. Abstract: While many English programs in Brazil, and in other countries, rightly focus on language teaching, little about the link between language and culture is explored. Without a doubt, cultural dimensions are, even if implicitly, prevalent in textbooks, teacher discourse, and the media. However, cultural references in English Language Teaching (ELT) are often regarded as being American or British, and the culture of speakers of English from many other countries, including Brazil, is underexplored. In the past few decades, ELT has shifted from language teaching only to include cultural learning, giving way to the concept of communicative competence which relies both on language and intercultural awareness (Celce-Murcia, 2007). The use of technology, more specifically video projects, has been helpful to cross geographical barriers, allowing contact with different cultures easily accessible (Cummins & Early, 2010; Darvin & Norton, 2014; Lotherington & Jenson, 2011; Galante, 2014; Galante, 2015; Toohey, Dagenais, & Schulze, 2012). In this sense, implementing intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in ELT through technology allows learners to engage in meaningful discussions about cultural views while using English for communication. In this paper, I will first introduce the role of culture in communicative competence. Then, I will present one model of intercultural competence (Byram’s 1997) that can be used in language learning. Finally, I will present three video projects that can be used in the English classroom to promote ICC. Benefits and challenges for the implementation of these projects will be discussed. This presentation was based on my article published at the BELT Journal: Galante, A. (2015). Intercultural communicative competence in English language teaching: Towards validation of student identity. Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, 6(1), 29–39. Available at http://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/belt/article/view/20188
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Connecting Languages and Cultures Through Interpretation
 
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Professionals working with newcomers rely on verbal and nonverbal communication as the primary tool for forming relationships with newcomers as well as obtaining information from them. However, language and cultural barriers can lead to miscommunication, which can further lead to frustration and act as an additional barrier to accessing needed and appropriate services. Using a professional interpreter can be essential to bridging the divide between communication barriers and interacting effectively with newcomers. Not every interaction involving an interpreter is the same. The role of the individual utilizing the interpreter can vary depending on the setting (in-person, telephone, and group), language (spoken or signed language) and context of the interpretation. This webinar discussed the following: • Issues regarding confidentiality and privacy when using an interpreter • Using interpreters when working with clients who have experienced trauma • Using Interpreters in a medical setting • The logistics of utilizing a spoken or signed language interpreter • How factors such as culture and gender can influence interpretation and communication • Working with interpreters in various settings This webinar featured the following speakers: 1. Annette Floyd, RN(c), MPH, Clinical Coordinator, Bridge Clinic 2. Bryan Corry, Registered ASL-English Interpreter and Accredited Medical Interpreter 3. Mariana Martinez Vieyra, Med, RCC, Provincial Refugee Mental Health Coordinator, Vancouver Association of Survivors of Torture (VAST) 4. Michael Radano, Executive Director, Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC (STIBC) 5. Yolanda Salazar Hobrough, Head of School, Vancouver School of Interpreting and Translation 6. Young Joe, Certified Medical Interpreter and Executive Director of Bilinguals International
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Learn German Articles | Der, Die or Das? | Grammar Lesson
 
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You want to learn German? First you need to learn about the German articles! Knowing when to use der, die and das is essential since many grammatical rules only make sense to you when you know which article certain words have. Articles can be frustrating to learn but are important nevertheless! In this video you will learn all of the German articles and find out why they are essential when it comes to learning my language. On this homepage you will find even more helpful stuff: http://german.about.com/library/blgen_der.htm Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MeisterLehnsherr Take a look at the main channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MeisterLehnsherr Support Get Germanized and become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/GetGermanized or donate here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TBDVYFDHDTKS6 Channel description: Learn German, get to know Germany and German culture and have fun doing so! My videos are directed at native English speakers that want to learn about my country, its language and culture online for free! Put your dictionary and grammar books away and start studying with me instead! My channel covers everything from beginners to expert lessons and even though I'm not a professional teacher you'll find that Get Germanized takes on a fresh approach and that looking at things from a different perspective can be key to making progress fast! I'm a native speaker and started this channel to improve my English language skills but by now our community has grown into something that will help you reach your goals in no time and entertain you while doing so! New videos every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday! Get ready and let's learn Deutsch together! Viel Erfolg and don't forget to Get Germanized! For a more interactive approach check out my lessons on curious.com: https://curious.com/learngerman If you want to send me something (pretty much anything) you can do so at: Dominik Hannekum 48827313, Packstation 109, Weher Straße 38-42, 32369 Rahden, Germany Check out a great collection of German books, audio books, music and movies at my Amazon store: http://astore.amazon.de/httpwwwyou037-21 Grab some merch! It'll make you look geil! http://www.cafepress.com/meisterlehnsherr Find me on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GetGermanized Twitter: http://twitter.com/Vuko Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100518787731795523819/ Tumblr: http://meisterlehnsherr.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/meisterlehnsherr VK: http://vk.com/id189410330
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An Essay on 'Indian Culture' in English Language
 
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Essay | निबन्ध is a Channel developed especially for online free essays, articles, speeches, debates, biographies, stories & poems in Hindi and English languages. There are many videos in various categories and topics which may help the kids and students. This Channel is an effort to bring it viewers with the best possible essays, articles, speeches, debates, biographies, stories & poems on variety of topics. Please Like, comment and Subscribe to show your support and for more videos......All likes/ dislikes, comments, shares and subscribers are appreciated. THANK YOU!!!!! You may read text version of related essays at my blogs--- English Essay► http://all-essay.blogspot.in/ Facebook► https://www.facebook.com/All-Essay-561719073853471/ Twitter► https://twitter.com/all_essay Google+► https://plus.google.com/117008186045777807329 Hindi Essay► http://hindi-essay.blogspot.in/ Facebook► https://www.facebook.com/Hindi-Essay-303284096461209/ Twitter► https://twitter.com/hindiessay Google+► https://plus.google.com/110850739187943423288
German Language and Literature
 
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Visit my new website: http://www.wescecil.com A lecture on the history and development of the German language and culture. Part of the Languages and Literatures series delivered at Peninsula College by Wesley Cecil PhD. Covers the astonishing cultural coherence and influence of the German language and its influence on the modern world. Download the lecture handout at http://www.wescecil.com/german-language-and-literature For information on upcoming lectures, essays, and books by Wesley Cecil Ph.D. go to http://www.facebook.com/HumaneArts http://www.wescecil.com
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Nina Iannitelli article video
 
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Article about asl language and culture.
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Dutch Grammar: Definite Articles
 
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In this video, you will learn about using the definite article, "the" in Dutch language. Learn more about Dutch language and culture on our blog: http://www.transparent.com/dutch
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Local Liberty: Immigration, Language and Culture in the United States.
 
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Shane Goodrich form Local Liberty addresses some common misconceptions regarding 1st generation immigrants (now and historically in the U.S) in regards to learning English and adapting to our cultural norms. The bottom line? There is nothing to worry about. The kids and grandkids of those 1st generation folks will grow up speaking English with native fluency and thus follow the historical pattern (which we have clearly seen for years regarding Latin American countries and the influx from those countries) in regards to assimilation. In the case of Willimantic a phenomenon that demonstrates this language acquisition pattern can easily be observed by spending any significant about of time in the area. You will see little kids helping their parents and/or grandparents with communication (this is also seen in the home, kids will be explaining ideas in terms of English to their elders). They are able to translate for their elders. This allows older monolingual Spanish folks to shop and participate in the wider community, which only serves to further integrate them. . Please check out the sources I used below for more details about Immigration and Language. Immigration and Language Diversity in the United States (plus chart): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4092008/ Migration Policy Institute on Immigration (plus chart): http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/bilingualism-persists-english-still-dominates Positive Benefits of Learning another Language: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/more-languages-better-brain/381193/ https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/04/what-happens-to-the-brain-language-learning History of anti-Immigrant laws: Henretta, James A, Rebecca Edwards and Robert O Self. America, A Concise History. Boston: St. Martins, 2012. Website: http://localliberty.org/ If you enjoyed this video please click the thumbs up button! Also please consider subscribing to get more Local Liberty content. Your clicks means a lot to us, thanks!
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Language and Culture Team 3
 
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This video is about English history Copyright: Music from Justin Timberlake- Can´t Stop the felling Karaoke version, obtained from youtube BIBLIOGRAPHY "Old English language,." Britannica Academic. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1 Jun. 2016.http://0-academic.eb.com.millenium.itesm.mx/levels/collegiate/article/56971. Accessed 30 Aug. 2016. "Middle English language." Britannica Academic. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1 Jun. 2016.http://0-academic.eb.com.millenium.itesm.mx/levels/collegiate/article/52544. Accessed 30 Aug. 2016. "English language." Britannica Academic. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 20 May. 2016.http://0-academic.eb.com.millenium.itesm.mx/levels/collegiate/article/109779#74799.toc. Accessed 30 Aug. 2016. Guerrero, Carmen Helena; "Is English the key to access the wonders of the modern world? A Critical Discourse Analysis". Signo y Pensamiento XXIX. (2010): 294-313. http://www.redalyc.org/pdf/860/86020052019.pdf Accessed 30 Aug. 2016.
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The Yup'ik Culture
 
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A look at the Yup'ik Culture in Alaska and how their education is effected by the environment and culture. No copyright infringement is intended. Sources: iMovie Yup'ik and cup'ik. (2001, January 01). Retrieved from http://www.akhistorycourse.org/articles/article.php?artID=197 Yup?k and cup?k cultures of alaska. (2011). Retrieved from http://alaskanative.net/en/main-nav/education-and-programs/cultures-of-alaska/yupik-and-cupik/ About the local bethel, alaska area. (2013, February 22). Retrieved from http://alaska.webschoolpro.com/ayaprun-elitnaurvik-yupik-immersion-school_AK050319010/about-local-area.html Claypool, B. (2010). Yup'ik culture. Retrieved from http://claypoolfamily.com/alaska-info/yupik-culture/ Jacobson, S. A. (1998). Central yup'ik and the schools. Retrieved from http://www.alaskool.org/language/central_yupik/yupik.html Hamilton, A. (1997). On the tundra, changes will hit hard. Retrieved from http://www.lksd.org/nunapitchuk/articlP1.htm Culturally-based curriculum resources. (2011, May 13). Retrieved from http://ankn.uaf.edu/Resources/course/view.php?id=2 Two year rotation schedual for nunapitchuk high school. (2004, March). Retrieved from http://www.lksd.org/nunapitchuk/schedule.htm Garland, S. (2013, March 1). In remote alaskan villages, teachers struggle to make school meaningful. Retrieved from http://hechingerreport.org/content/in-remote-alaskan-villages-teachers-struggle-to-make-school-meaningful_11278/ Google Images Photos of our school. (2004, March). Retrieved from http://www.lksd.org/nunapitchuk/school.htm Video of nunamta yup'ik eskimo dance co. member chuna mcintyre. (2004). Retrieved from http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/features/yupik/av.html Yuungnaqpiallerput - the way we generally live. (2008). Retrieved from pictures http://yupikscience.org/12today/12-2c.html
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Learn Italian Phrases, Grammar and Culture Q&A - More About PASSATO PROSSIMO [Ask Manu Italiano]
 
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Are you ready to improve your understanding of some common challenges when learning Italian grammar? Watch this ASK MANU ITALIANO video to learn and improve your knowledge of how to make the PAST PARTICIPLE agree when using the PASSATO PROSSIMO. If you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced student of the Italian language, then this lesson will either be new for you, or a great refresher! You can also use this video to learn some new vocabulary words and phrases from the examples I give. Start speaking Italian fast, but using this online video and audio to repeat after me when I speak Italian! It’s a great way to learn how to pronounce Italian too! ★ Download the accompanying pdf at http://www.italymadeeasy.com/ask018 ❤ ITALY MADE EASY ACADEMY Learn Italian online WITH ME here: https://academy.italymadeeasy.com Get more Italian resources, help and support and ★ Join the Top Italian Language Program: From Zero To Italian www.fromzerotoitalian.com Are you wanting to learn Italian fast because you are traveling to Italy? Italy Made Easy has the Italian language learning resources that you need to survive in Italy. You can learn or improve your Italian by joining our online Academy. The Academy offers lots of Italian courses and lessons about Italian grammar, vocabulary words, and tips on how to speak Italian as fast as possible. If you don’t have time to join and Italian course, you can check out our many free online videos and audios. Some of these free videos even come with downloadable PDFs. You can get tips and tricks for free that will help you to understand Italian quickly. Or, you can find free Italian travel survival tips. You don’t need to know about the Italian culture before traveling to Italy, but it is helpful if you do! - The Italian culture and language has a lot to offer anyone who is interested in learning. With Italy Made Easy, you will learn anything from how to say: I love you - Ti amo IN ITALIAN Thank You - Grazie To learning about Italian beaches and Italian wines. Italy Made Easy focuses on simplifying Italian grammar and gives you practical exercises to practice your Italian phrases and vocabulary. The goal is to get you speaking as fast as possible! Other than language skills, you will learn a lot about Italian culture and the Italian mindset. Italy Made Easy will give you the learning resources you need to fast track your Italian knowledge and understand and to speak Italian!
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Kate Hennessy - Repatriation, Digital Media, and Culture in the Virtual Museum
 
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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). Many Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal organizations are using digital media to revitalize their languages and assert control over the representation of their cultures. At the same time, museums, academic institutions, and individuals are digitizing their ethnographic collections to make them accessible to originating communities. In this presentation I will explore how the term "virtual repatriation" is being applied to the digitization and return of heritage to Aboriginal communities, and draw attention to the opportunities, challenges, and critiques associated with digitization, circulation, and remix of Aboriginal cultural heritage. I will discuss recent projects including the collaborative production of a Virtual Museum of Canada exhibit with the Doig River First Nation, a Dane-zaa community in northeastern British Columbia, and a current collaborative production of a virtual exhibit with members of the Inuvialuit community in the western Arctic and curators at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. I will show that while access to cultural heritage in digital collections can facilitate the articulation of intellectual property rights to digital cultural heritage----including the right to restrict circulation----it also amplifies the difficulty of enforcing those rights. Kate Hennessy is an Assistant Professor specializing in Media at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). She has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and an MA in the Anthropology of Media from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. As the director of the Making Culture Lab at SIAT, her research explores the role of digital technology in the documentation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, and in the mediation of culture, history, objects, and subjects in new forms. Her video and multimedia works investigate documentary methodologies to address Indigenous and settler histories of place and space. She is a founding member of the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective, an international group exploring the borders of anthropological, curatorial, and artistic practice (http://ethnographicterminalia.org). As assistant editor of the journal Visual Anthropology Review, she designed its first multimedia volume. Her work has been published in journals such as American Indian Quarterly, Museum Anthropology Review, and Visual Anthropology Review. She was a Trudeau Foundation Scholar from 2006-2010, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholar from 2005-2009, a Canadian Polar Commission Scholar in 2006-2007, and a Commonwealth Scholar in 2001-2002.
Indonesian Language and Culture Course for SGF in UII
 
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a three weeks from for volunteers from Saemaul Globalization Foundation, Korea in Yogyakarta with Universitas Islam Indonesia (www.international.uii.ac.id)
Áber: Expressions of Culture, Identity and Language
 
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In March 2013, Qatar Foundation International brought together students from Los Angeles, Portand and Doha in an exchange that explored expressions of culture and identity. Using graffiti, calligraphy and photography, the students created 10 art panels that combined their cultures and environments, and their journey together in Doha. The art panels are a traveling exhibition, from Doha to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Portland. To learn more about QFI, please visit www.qfi.org To learn more about 'Aber, please visit: http://www.qfi.org/release/282/US-and-Qatari-high-school-students-to-explore-culture,-Arabic-language-and-identity-on-educational-program-to-Qatar-
Indo-European migrations | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Indo-European migrations Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Indo-European migrations were the migrations of pastoral peoples speaking the Proto-Indo-European language (PIE), who departed from the Yamnaya and related cultures in the Pontic–Caspian steppe, starting at c. 4000 BCE. Their descendants spread throughout Europe and parts of Asia, forming new cultures with the people they met on their way, including the Corded Ware culture in Northern Europe and the Vedic culture in the Indian subcontinent. These migrations ultimately seeded the cultures and languages of most of Europe, Greater Iran, and much of the Indian subcontinent (and subsequently resulted in the largest and most broadly spoken language family in the world). Modern knowledge of these migrations is based on data from linguistics, archaeology, anthropology and genetics. Linguistics describes the similarities between various languages, and the linguistic laws at play in the changes in those languages (see Indo-European studies). Archaeological data describes the spread of the Proto-Indo-European culture and language in several stages: from the Proto-Indo-European homeland (probably situated in the Pontic–Caspian steppe), into Western Europe, Central, South and (very sporadically) Eastern Asia by migrations and by language shift through elite-recruitment as described by anthropological research. Recent genetic research has a growing contribution to the understanding of the historical relations between various historical cultures. The Indo-European languages and cultures spread in various stages. Early migrations from c. 4200–3000 BCE brought archaic proto-Indo-European into the lower Danube valley, Anatolia, and the Altai region.Proto-Celtic and Proto-Italic probably developed in and spread from Central Europe into western Europe after new Yamnaya migrations into the Danube Valley, while Proto-Germanic and Proto-Balto-Slavic may have developed east of the Carpathian mountains, at present-day Ukraine, moving north and spreading with the Corded Ware culture in Middle Europe (third millennium BCE). Alternatively, a European branch of Indo-European dialects, termed "North-west Indo-European" and associated with the Beaker culture, may have been ancestral to not only Celtic and Italic, but also to Germanic and Balto-Slavic.The Indo-Iranian language and culture emerged at the Sintashta culture (c. 2100–1800 BCE), at the eastern border of the Yamnaya horizon and the Corded ware culture, growing into the Andronovo culture (c. 1800–800 BCE). Indo-Aryans moved into the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (c. 2300–1700 BCE) and spread to the Levant (Mitanni), northern India (Vedic people, c. 1500 BCE), and China (Wusun). The Iranian languages spread throughout the steppes with the Scyths and into Iran with the Medes, Parthians and Persians from ca. 800 BCE.
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Learn Italian Phrases, Grammar and Culture - How to Say ASAP In Italian [Ask Manu Italiano]
 
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If you want to learn and improve your Italian, check out this video and learn the different ways to say AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in Italian! Learning how to speak Italian is challenging when you are still a beginner and there are just so many new concepts to learn! Italian grammar in itself is often the most challenging. But, learning new words and phrases in Italian on the other hand, can be fun! Practice speaking Italian fast, by repeating after me in this video to learn how to pronounce Italian. In this video you will see things like: Ways to say "A.S.A.P." in Italian: AL PIÙ PRESTO IL PRIMA POSSIBILE The literal translation "il più presto possibile", while grammatically correct, is not used. ❤ ITALY MADE EASY ACADEMY Learn Italian online WITH ME here: https://academy.italymadeeasy.com Get more Italian resources, help and support and ★ Join the Top Italian Language Program: From Zero To Italian www.fromzerotoitalian.com Don't stress too much about Italian grammar! Yes, you need to know Italian grammar eventually, and how to conjugate Italian verbs and know Italian vocabulary in order to speak Italian. But, there are ways to practice and learn Italian without getting too overwhelmed and stressed out. One of our secrets here at Italy Made Easy, is using Italian movies, audios, videos, music and Italian podcasts as learning tools. Italian entertainment as a way to learn Italian! Doesn’t that sound too good to be true? Luckily, it’s not! Train your ear to listen to authentic Italian and notice how quickly your vocabulary and grammar improves along with it!
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Learn Italian Phrases, Grammar and Culture Q&A - How to Use NE (Lesson 2 of 4) [Ask Manu Italiano]
 
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In this video I continue to explain how to use the Italian particle and pronoun NE. Many students of Italian find Italian pronouns difficult to learn. This 4 part lesson aims to help you understand NE and how to use it when you are speaking basic, Intermediate and Advanced Italian sentences. The great thing is, you don’t have to know perfect Italian grammar in order to speak Italian. You can start speaking right now, by saying out loud Italian sentences that are used as examples in these videos. Do your best to pronounce Italian accurately by imitating the way I speak and pronounce Italian. The more you listen to Italian language and conversation, the better your grammar will become. You can learn how to speak Italian naturally and fast, with me, online. ❤ ITALY MADE EASY ACADEMY Learn Italian online WITH ME here: https://academy.italymadeeasy.com Get more Italian resources, help and support and ★ Join the Top Italian Language Program: From Zero To Italian www.fromzerotoitalian.com Free online videos and audios are a great way to learn how to speak Italian. But, only if your find the right ones! My free Youtube videos are a great learning resource to help you learn and improve your Italian grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. I believe that it’s important to chill out, and not stress over grammar too much when learning Italian. I do my best to teach you Italian online, for free, by explaining challenging concepts in a way that is easy to understand. If you don’t want to talk about Italian language grammar, I have many videos that you can watch or listen to the audio of, to help you with your Italian comprehension, too. Or, you can simply learn about traveling to Italy and how to survive in the culture without speaking or being fluent in Italian! At Italy Made Easy, we’ve got it all! - Italy Made Easy focuses on simplifying Italian grammar and gives you practical exercises to practice and improve your Italian phrases and vocabulary. The goal is to get you speaking as fast as possible! Other than language skills, you will learn a lot about Italian culture and the Italian mindset. Italy Made Easy will give you the learning resources you need to fast track your Italian knowledge and understand and to speak Italian! You will learn things about: Italian Stereotypes Italian Men Italian Food
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Video 3: Advanced Mandarin -- discussion of an article regarding tourist spots in China
 
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Lesson 16 of "Chinese Language and Culture: An Intermediate Reader" by Weijia Huang and Qun Ao
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Learn Italian Phrases, Grammar and Culture Q&A - How to Compare Things Italian [Ask Manu Italiano]
 
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In this video of Ask Manu Italiano, I explain to you different ways to compare things in Italian. Unfortunately, it may not be as simple to compare things in Italian as it is in English. Use this video to learn and improve your Italian skills by picking up new Italian vocabulary words and phrases and improving your Italian grammar. Stop this video from time to time, and repeat some words and phrases out loud in order to improve your Italian pronunciation and practice speaking Italian. You don’t have to wait until you are fluent in Italian to speak Italian! Start speaking Italian now, by following along with this video as well as my other free online Italian videos. They really are excellent learning resources to learning how to speak Italian online and on your own! ★ If you’re after the downloadable PDF to this video, get it HERE: http://www.italymadeeasy.com/ask002-part-2/ ❤ ITALY MADE EASY ACADEMY Learn Italian online WITH ME here: https://academy.italymadeeasy.com Get more Italian resources, help and support and ★ Join the Top Italian Language Program: From Zero To Italian www.fromzerotoitalian.com Are you traveling to Italy soon and want to know some basic Italian vocabulary words and phrases? With Italy Made Easy, you can watch or listen to over 100 free online Youtube videos and audios that will teach you the things you need to know to survive in Italy without being fluent or knowing how to speak Italian. We have free videos on Italian stereotypes so you know what is true about Italians and the Italian culture, and what isn’t. You can find a free video about the most commonly mispronounced Italian words so you can go to Italy with confidence. You can learn how to order in Italian and how to stay safe on your travels to Italy and how to avoid scams. Knowing perfect Italian grammar and vocabulary is great, but you don’t need it to survive on your travels. When you fall in love with Italy once you are back from your holiday, you can join our online Academy to learn how to speak Italian and keep talking to real Italians, everyday, online! You’re travels to Italy don’t have to end when you come home! Join us at Italy Made Easy to learn and improve your Italian language and to keep learning about Italian culture.
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[RANT] Different Languages and Culture Identity
 
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Welcome to my rant, mature and grown up. Today's rant is about language of cultures. People are dense about what language one should speak and the dying crisis of someones language becoming non existent. Heritage is often connected with language but people shouldn't view language as that. Language is to communicate ideas through discourse or media via technology such as the internet. The problem is it should not matter what language you speak, for example one hundred percent of the population speaking English being a concern for minority groups but it does not matter what language you speak in the first place. If you have the capability to converse that is all that should matter. Certain populations act proud about what they speak and try to preserve that. The reality is that the language can only be spoke upon the local populace. Humans are social beings and in today's world will require communication in the international language of English. Cultures maintain their useless native tongues to talk with themselves and they never grow. They will not benefit from technological advances if they are in their own puny country or become a problem if the culture is in a majority country such as Natives in conquered lands. To end my rant about cultures inferior languages, you speak because you need to socialize, live and exchange ideas and not because of your culture. When your language becomes obsolete you need to spend time adapting to change instead of keeping things the same.
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Learn Biblical Hebrew - lesson 10 - The Definite Article | by eTeacherBiblical.com
 
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Biblical Hebrew partial scholarship: https://goo.gl/AK3MUw For centuries, the Holy Bible has been a source of inspiration for people all over the world. It is the most widely distributed book today. The Bible is a part of our modern world and has influenced the foundations of Western culture. The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies aims to make the Bible accessible, live from Israel, to people around the world. Through Biblical study and language courses students connect with teachers in the Holy Land to learn the original languages of the Old and New Testaments. This allows them to interpret the holy texts themselves, while discovering the ancient land of the Bible where the stories took place. Find out more about the Old and New Testaments through the Jewish studies, and the connection between Judaism and Christianity. Students benefit from a full educational experience with an entirely new dimension that immerses them in the Bible's texts, land, people, language, and culture. Our supportive and social learning environment ensures that students are academically challenged through the in-depth study of the Bible. Professional and passionate teachers from the Holy Land of Israel lead each online course, including: Exploring the Biblical Land of Israel, Discovering the Hebrew Bible, Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek. Learn the ancient languages of the original Bible, the Torah, and dive into the scriptures to learn the original meaning of the holy texts! The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies has been recognized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the world as a prestigious academy for the study of Biblical languages, culture, and history. Did you know that the Biblical Hebrew alphabet is different than the Modern Hebrew alphabet? Even Biblical Hebrew verbs, phrases, punctuation, syntax, and more are all different, and important to understanding ancient Holy Scriptures. The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies offers students the best teachers and a strong and supportive community combined with advanced technology that makes our live courses available to anyone anywhere in the world. Students can learn in their own time and even in their own language. Uncover hidden meanings and deepen your understanding of the Holy Scriptures - Biblical Hebrew partial scholarship: https://goo.gl/AK3MUw
9 4 Intro to Language and Culture
 
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Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/YAcX/
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Learn Italian: definite articles (Lesson 18 - Beginner)
 
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In this video you will learn the definite articles in Italian. I also provide examples with definite articles in Italian. This video is a language lesson on Italian. With this video you will learn how to speak Italian, how to pronounce Italian and how to write Italian. You will also learn Italian vocabulary and Italian grammar. I hope you enjoy this! Happy Italian learning! Blog: http://learnitalianwithlucrezia.wordpress.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/LearnItalianwithLucrezia

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