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Language Panels Travel the Country

As part of its Movable Museum initiative, the NML is pleased to offer a number of exhibits for loan. These educational and interactive pieces have traveled the country. Currently, several language panels, along with original historical Bibles, are on display at Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, Ohio until December 31, 2016. Click on the thumbnails below to view full-size …

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On Leadership and Languages: Interview with Gregory J. Nedved

Is it possible to begin studying a foreign language in college, only to become a professional linguist, published author, and Army interpreter? If you’re NML Vice President Gregory Nedved, the answer is a resounding yes. Greg started learning Mandarin Chinese while studying in Taiwan. Since then, he has worked for more than 30 years in the Army …

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International Network of Language Museums Makes its Debut

July 3 – Milan, Italy The International Network of Language Museums has been formally established and a Board of Trustees elected for 2016-2018. Ottar Grepstad of the Ivar Aasen Centre (Norway), Elaine Gold of the Canadian Language Museum, and Mark Oremland of Mundolingua (France) were elected to serve. Dr. Jill Robbins represented the National Museum of Language via Skype …

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Intellect as Equipment: Interview with Ralph Dumain

When Ralph Dumain took the Canadian Esperanto Association’s proficiency exam in 1976, the score was so high that judges practically had to create a new category for his certificate. This achievement parallels perfectly his affinity for the practice of autodidacticism, or self-education. Since 1999, Dumain has been running the Autodidact Project, a large collection of …

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Interview with Dr. Elaine Gold, Director of the Canadian Language Museum

In anticipation of the inaugural meeting of the International Network of Language Museums, we spoke with Elaine Gold, Director of the Canadian Language Museum. For over 20 years, Dr. Gold has taught a variety of courses at the University of Toronto, including Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Languages of Canada, and Canadian English. Here, she speaks with NML …

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