• Languages and the First World War

    Posted on March 10, 2017 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Guest post by Julian Walker, Co-Director of the Languages and the First World War project. The Languages and the First World War project grew from the book Trench Talk, by the military historian Peter Doyle and the linguistics writer Julian Walker, published in 2012. This study of the growth in technical, official and slang vocabulary during […]

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  • Engage, Interact, Inspire: Interview with Ann Friedman

    Posted on March 7, 2017 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    There’s a new museum in town, and we can’t wait to see what Planet Word will have to offer. The immersive language experience is slated to open in Washington, D.C. in 2019 and is already picking up buzz in the community. We caught up with Planet Word Founder and CEO Ann Friedman to learn more. […]

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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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  • In Memory of Jane Page

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog.

    The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Language notes with sadness the passing of Olga “Jane” Page on January 16th, 2017.  Jane, aged 92, was a longtime friend and supporter of the Museum and served as an Associate.  She will be remembered as the smiling woman that greeted people attending Museum events. Mrs. […]

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  • 5 Wise and Witty Biblical Phrases to Ring in 2017

    Posted on December 31, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    The Western world owes many of its pithiest and most quotable aphorisms to the Judeo-Christian canon.  Both the Old and New Testaments are replete with rich imagery, graceful language, and profound wisdoms. Here are 5 quintessential examples. GOOD SAMARITAN The term “good Samaritan” is used to refer to a charitable or kind-hearted person that offers […]

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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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  • Accent Reduction Training in the 21st Century

    Posted on December 6, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    The United States has long attracted many of the world’s brightest minds. While our universities and businesses benefit from such a dazzling array of experts, foreign professionals and students often find themselves careening headlong into cultural and linguistic barriers that divide them from their American counterparts. To ease the process for them and the American […]

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