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The Linguist’s Moral Responsibility: Interview with the Editors of 5ML

The 5 Minute Linguist is here to make accurate and up-to-date knowledge about language accessible. In bite-sized chunks, the book tackles a variety of linguistic questions that would fascinate language students, professionals, and anyone curious about the multi-faceted phenomenon that is language. In anticipation of the forthcoming third edition of The 5 Minute Linguist, its …

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Languages and the First World War: Interview with Julian Walker and Christophe Declercq

NML Vice President Greg Nedved sits down with the founders of the Languages and the First World War project. Click here for the full interview. What is your own language and academic background? Julian Walker: My first language is English; I studied French and Latin at school, and picked up conversational Spanish later. I can …

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World Language Day 2017

On Saturday, April 22, the Howard County Public School System held its World Language Day. The event included a variety of international displays, performances, and tasty treats to get students excited about foreign cultures and languages. We at the Museum loved having the opportunity to attend and help promote the love of language from an …

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National Museum of Language Announces New Board of Trustees Member

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest Board of Trustees member, Shannon Zellars-Strohl. Shannon Zellars-Strohl teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently completing her PhD in Victorian literature. Her research focuses on intersections of traditional religion and seemingly secular supernaturalism in late-Victorian fiction. She is also currently studying self-reflection in contemporary …

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Rosetta Stone Gets a Modern Spin: Interview with Joel A. Freeman

If you’re interested in archaeology, Egyptology, cryptology, science, mathematics, or language studies, you know the significance of the Rosetta Stone. Found in 1799 on the west bank of the Nile by Napoleon’s French soldiers, this 1,700 pound fragment of an ancient slab gave up the clues that ultimately cracked the code to hieroglyphics in 1822. …

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