• Cherokee

    Posted on June 3, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits.

    The Cherokee Syllabary: Presentation by Carrie Clarady Cherokee Handout Page 1 Cherokee Handout Page 2 New! iTunes App for Cherokee Language Learning.

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  • Glimpses of French in the Americas

    Posted on June 3, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in ExhibitsMain.

    There are over 2 million “francophones” in the United States, that is, those who speak French at home or otherwise strongly identify with the language and culture. It is the first or second language of about 10 million people in the Americas, even excluding those who speak French-based creole languages. The National Museum of Language […]

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  • Writing Language: Passing it on

    Posted on June 3, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits, ExhibitsMain.

    The first exhibit opened by the National Museum of Language, Writing Language: Passing it on compares alphabetic writing systems and pictographic writing systems. The languages included in this exhibit include: Sumerian Phoenician Ge’ez Greek Latin Hebrew Arabic Chinese (Calligraphy Video) Japanese [SlideDeck2 id=1303] Presentations relevant to Writing Language: Passing it On in the Marian M. Jenkins Speaker Series […]

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  • American and Commercial Daily Advertiser – Page 6

    Posted on June 1, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits.

    See explanations below this image about  the green-shaded ads  for more information about the words used and hear the ad being read aloud.   John Campbell White Column 1, ad 3: words: fire work caption: Today we call them fireworks, not fire work, but they were the way to celebrate the 4th of July even […]

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  • American Daily and Commercial Advertiser – Page 1

    Posted on June 1, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits.

    See explanations below this image about  the green-shaded ads  for more information about the words used and hear the ad being read aloud. Column 1, ad 2: For Rotterdam; The Brig Anne caption: This advertiser cleverly combines a lot of information in one ad that gives us the flavor of Baltimore life around 1812. There […]

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  • Ads in an 1807 Baltimore Newspaper

    Posted on June 1, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits.

    Click on the page to view the ads close-up, then click on highlighted ads to hear them read aloud Front page of the July 1, 1807 issue of the American Commercial and Daily Advertiser Page 6 of the American Commercial Daily Advertiser     This Exhibit was sponsored by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority

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  • Emerging American Language in 1812

    Posted on May 31, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in ExhibitsMain.

    View an Overview of Exhibit Read and listen to ads in Baltimore newspapers from 1807 View a timeline of Noah Webster’s life Guess the 1812 Spellings (no need to sign in, just click on start) Influential People in Language Around 1812 This exhibit paid for in part by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an Instrumentality of the […]

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  • World Englishes

    Posted on May 31, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Events.

      Rebecca Oxford and Rashi Jain’s Presentation on World Englishes Video: View Online | PowerPoint: View Online | Download PowerPoint

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  • American Sign Language

    Posted on May 29, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Events.

    Sign Writing Resource Page Bilingual Deaf Education article: Signing on to Deaf Education Deaf Bilingual Blog

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  • Arabic

    Posted on May 29, 2013 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits.

    Arabic Calligraphy PowerPoint slide show by Janet Chernela, Ph.D. Calligrams Arabic Calligrams: Decorative writing

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