Posts Tagged ‘ language ’

Perception of Languages

July 22, 2011
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Make no mistake: learning another language is serious business. I don’t really buy into those arguments claiming once you immerse yourself completely in another culture, you’ll just start picking up words and phrases until you become completely fluent. Whatever “fluent” is, anyway: “Fine”, you say, “let fluency be someone who is fluent to a...
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Just How Fluent Am I?

June 15, 2011
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Just How Fluent Am I?

I was reading over hikosaemon’s Japan blog not too long ago and came across a very interesting entry on fluency in foreign languages: You see, it is quite plausible for someone to be fluent in some situations, and not in others. This is particularly the case in Japan, where even vocabulary customarily used can...
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