word creation

Formatting new terms

In this article, we focus on creation of new words - neologism. Why a new word is created? How a new term can be...
terminology eurish

Differences between Eurish, Globish and “natural” English

The author of the following article, Hannah Critoph, is translator at the English Language Services of the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Her aim...
Video-Fix accents feature

Video-Fix: How to Tell Accents Apart

This week’s Video-Fix is on accents and how to tell them apart. Dialect coach Erik Singer shows us the delicate differences of a few...

The Status of English in the EU

English is the most widely spoken foreign language in the European Union (EU). It therefore serves as the working language in the European Commission...

Self-Similarity in Texts: Fabulous Contributions to Computational Narratology

After some time spent to introduce theses of other fellow graduates and researchers, the moment is finally arrived for me to humbly introduce you...

Scottish Gaelic

  Scottish Gaelic or Gàidhlig is spoken in Scotland (Alba), mainly in the Highlands (a' Ghaidhealtachd) and in the Western Islands (Na h-Eileanan an Iar),...

Irish Gaelic

Irish Gaelic or Gaeilge is a Celtic language, just like Scottish Gaelic (GĂ idhlig), Manx Gaelic (Gaelg/Gailck), Welsh (Cymraeg), Breton (Brezhoneg) and Cornish (Kernewek). Irish first...

Video-Fix: Shibboleth! Show me how you say it and I will...

  The Shibboleth is “a word containing  one or more sounds difficult to be pronounced from a  non native speaker, through which is possible...

Video-Fix Proto-Indo-European, Ep.3: Ancient hunters and rock ‘n roll

The process of revitalization has concerned the PIE language to an extreme extent. Being excluded, for obvious reasons, that this language will be spoken...

Video-Fix Proto-Indo-European, Ep.2: Schleicher´s fable

Welcome to the second episode of our small column on Proto-Indo-European (from now on referred to as PIE).  In our previous article we focused...
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