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Also about language learning+142Language learning is extremely fun when you actually remember things, but is so annoying when you can't remember a load of words... amirite?
Also about forms, linguistic, efficient, and bilingualism+88When bilingualism is instituted in a country, does it always benefit to linguistic minorities for whom it is primary designed.There are many forms of bilingualism. There are for example, statutory bilingualism in Canada or regional bilingualism in Belgium. Which is the best to ensure a good and efficient government? amirite?
Also by yvan125+27Could you say that your boss is incompetent. There are a lot of problems in the industrial world, in the big companies and in the working force in general The CEOs are working in their own interests o r in the interests of the shareholders, the middle managers caught between the wishes of the Board and the demands of the employees suffer from professional exhaustion, while the employees ask too often for a sick leave . They are frequently dismissed and forced to resign. In any case, the turnout is dread ful. I wonder if there is not a lot of incompetence in the leading industries. amirite?
Also about language learning+64As a former language teacher, I submit that in order to insure a better foreign and second language learning. it is more fruitfull and rewarding to have an intrinsic motivation (love of foreign language, its sounds, its musicality,its rythm or its syntax, i,e, learning the language for its affective and intellectual value) than to have an instrumental motivation (learn a language to get a degree , a promotion or for multiple purposes external to the language itself, as a means for an extenal goal). Do you think that affectivity does play a major role in foreign or second language learning? amirite?
Also by yvan125+24Jean Vanier who recently passed away ,in an intreview on the CBC, was grateful to his father , a former army General and Governor- General of Canada, for having placed his complete trust in him when he was in her late teens and early twenties. Do you think that this paternal trust or confidence is an essential element of success in life or at least a guarantee of success in his or her endeavours. amirite?
Also by yvan125+35From a philosophical point of view , is it thinkable to set up as his or her own goals to reach the impossible, or at least to yearning to reach it? amirite?
Also about language and learning+126When learning vocabulary in a foreign language, teachers should tell you when certain words sound like a curse word in the language. That way, using english as and example, you wouldn't get into any awkward situations by saying shit instead of sit, bitch instead of batch, whore instead of whole, etc. amirite?
Also about language and efficient-37Suuure, OK, combining 'snark' and 'sarcasm' into 'snarkasm' would make the English language sooooo much more efficient, Dr. Chomsky. amirite?
Also about mother language+387It's amazing how you learn you mother language without even studying it. It'd be cool if we had a 'test baby' grow up with 5 different 'moms' each fluent in a different language. They would each spend the exact same amount of time with the child. By the time the kid's ten, it would be cool to see what languages or how much of the different languages the kid is fluent in, amirite?
Also about language and learning+25Learning a second language helps you learn your first language better, amirite?
Also about defined and linguistic+62Do you agree with some linguists that the term «diglossia» describes more faithfully the linguistic reality of a country, a region or a community than the vague and imprecise term« bilingualism» when two and more languages , sociolects, dialects or idiolects come into contact in a well defined linguistic territory? amirite?