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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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  • 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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