+92The signing community really missed a trick by not having a single, global sign language, amirite?
+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?
+70A Canadian linguist of Acadian origin,R Landry, has clearly defined two forms of bilingalism, an« additive bilingualism » which is likely to enrich the mother-language elements and on the contrary a « substractive bilingualism which weaken or impoverish the basic elements of the mother- language or the source language. Could linguistic planners use these definitions, although sketchy , in devising accurate and efficient second language learning programs? amirite?
+73Do you agree with the saying: A bilingual person (who has a working knowledge of two languages) is tantamount to having a double personality? I think that there is some element of truth in it. I have always noticed that my friend who is perfectly bilingual in French and in English is becoming a different person when he switches from French into English or vice versa. Does it depend on the nature of the language or on the personality of the speaker? amirite?
-65The English language undoubtedly is spoken with the most varied, worldwide, regional accents. Amirite? More
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+72Speaking well isn't about mastering the language, it's about knowing how to dumb it down for the most people. amirite?
-37Suuure, OK, combining 'snark' and 'sarcasm' into 'snarkasm' would make the English language sooooo much more efficient, Dr. Chomsky. amirite?
+92Sign Language Must Be Exhausting. All That Movement to Get Your Point Across, and There's No Whispering. amirite?
+71In every language, even if you don't understand it, it's easy to tell when someone is asking a question, amirite?
+54You Can Spend Years Mastering a Language But the Inability to Roll R's Can Make You Sound Like an Amateur, amirite?
+64If you scroll far enough to the right in Excel, you can create every word in the English language. amirite?