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Domot - BBC News
pidgin english version of BBC
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12 hours ago by wpenman
NYT: Raising a Truly Bilingual Child
True bilingualism is a relatively rare and a beautiful thing, and by “true,” I mean speaking two languages with the proficiency of a native — something most of us will only dream of as we struggle with learning languages in school and beyond.

Highly competent bilingualism is probably more common in other countries, since many children growing up in the United States aren’t exposed to other languages. But the steps along the road toward bilingualism can help a child’s overall facility with language. And early exposure to more than one language can confer certain advantages, especially in terms of facility with forming the sounds in that language.

But parents should not assume that young children’s natural language abilities will lead to true grown-up language skills without a good deal of effort. Erika Hoff, a developmental psychologist who is a professor at Florida Atlantic University and the lead author of a 2015 review article on bilingual development, said: “For everybody trying to raise a bilingual child, whatever your background and reason, it’s very important to realize that acquiring a language requires massive exposure to that language.”

Pediatricians routinely advise parents to talk as much as possible to their young children, to read to them and sing to them. Part of the point is to increase their language exposure, a major concern even for children growing up with only one language. And in order to foster language development, the exposure has to be person-to-person; screen time doesn’t count for learning language in young children — even one language — though kids can learn content and vocabulary from educational screen time later on. “For bilingual development, the child will need exposure to both languages,” Dr. Hoff said, “and that’s really difficult in a monolingual environment, which is what the U.S. is.”
bilingual  language  NYT 
13 hours ago by fogfish
Who fucks who, and why should we care? – Strong Language
"The cultural script underlying these stories doesn’t construe women as entirely passive, but certainly as less active than their male partners."
language  wtf 
18 hours ago by phnk
Open Source: Node.js-Führung zerstreitet sich über Code-of-Conduct
Aus dem Golem-Forum:

Rod Vagg wird vorgeworfen gegen den CoC verstoßen zu haben, im Detail:

1) thoughtless use of pronouns
2) assumptions of gender

Er hat mehrfach Dinge nicht geschlechtsneutral beschrieben.


In einer Mehrheitsentscheidung hat sich das Leitungsgremium (TSC) der Node.js-Community dafür entschieden, den Entwickler Rod Vagg nicht aus dem TSC auszuschließen. Verschiedene Beteiligte der Community hatten Vagg zuvor vorgeworfen, gegen die Verhaltensregeln des Projekts (Code-of-Conduct, CoC) verstoßen zu haben. Als Reaktion auf diese Entscheidung sind mehrere TSC-Mitglieder, die für den Ausschluss votiert haben, mit sofortiger Wirkung von ihrer Position zurückgetreten.
Feminism  db  Language  Gender  CoC  Tech 
21 hours ago by walt74
Annus horribilis - Wikipedia
Annus horribilis is a Latin phrase, meaning "horrible year". It is complementary to annus mirabilis, which means "wonderful year"; however, annus mirabilis is a traditional term, while annus horribilis is of relatively recent coinage.
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yesterday by nhaliday

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