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  • Going Global: Interview with Deborah Crimes

    Posted on January 26, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    The first presenter for this year’s Amelia Murdoch Speaker Series is Deborah Crimes, founder of the international education organization Lessons From Abroad. Deborah will be speaking on February 11, 2017  from 2:00 – 4:00 pm  at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740. (For more information and to register, […]

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  • This February, grow your mind to go global

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    2017 Speaker Events Grow Your Mind to Go Global Deborah Crimes Join us February 11, 2017  from 2:00 – 4:00 pm  at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Free parking is available. NML staff at the door will provide parking passes. Click here for directions. Deborah Crimes […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #55 – Self-Sufficient Idiot

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #165 – Window Shopping

    Posted on December 21, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Fighting For Indigenous Languages: Interview with Dr. Neyooxet Greymorning

    Posted on December 16, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    In today’s interview with a language expert, we had the exciting opportunity to hear from Dr. Neyooxet Greymorning. Dr. Greymorning, a political anthropologist, holds joint positions in Anthropology and Native American Studies at the University of Montana.  His research among Indigenous peoples has spanned Australia, Canada, Colombia S.A., New Zealand, E. Timor and the United […]

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  • On Language and Illustration: Interview with Linda Thompson

    Posted on November 30, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    Linda Thompson is a philologist and longtime Executive Assistant of the National Museum of Language. In fact, we like to think she’s the “glue” that holds the Museum in place. Lately, she has also been the cartoonist for the Greek language Philogelos and Arthur the Rat/Dictionary of American English (DARE) comic strips on our homepage. […]

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  • Arthur the Rat

    Posted on November 27, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Exhibits.

     As part of our new exhibit on dialect research that led to the creation of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), we present  “Arthur the Rat.” This short tale was used to obtain phonetic representation from throughout the country of all phonemes in American English. Recordings were made of DARE informants from all over the United States reading […]

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  • Museum Spotlight: Mundolingua

    Posted on November 6, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    As part of the International Network of Language Museums, we’re in great company. The 11 member museums span 10 countries and 3 continents, and we thought you might like to hear about the fascinating work they do. Read on to learn about Mundolingua, a Parisian museum in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Mundolingua opened its doors […]

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  • 2016 Holiday Party and Speaker Event

    Posted on October 25, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    Join us December 10, 2016, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm  at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Free parking is available. NML staff at the door will provide parking passes. Presidential Foreign Language Trivia by Greg Nedved Author Gregory J. Nedved acknowledges the presence of books on […]

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  • Museum Spotlight: Dr Johnson’s House

    Posted on September 28, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    As part of the International Network of Language Museums, we’re in great company. The 11 member museums span 10 countries and 3 continents, and we thought you might like to hear about the fascinating work they do. Read on to learn about Dr Johnson’s House, the museum housed in a 300-year old building where Samuel Johnson compiled the […]

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