How English is the English Language?

24/04/2017

Not very much.  See more here about the French influence in The English language is a lot more French than we thought, here’s why at https://medium.com/@andreas_simons/the-english-language-is-a-lot-more-french-than-we-thought-heres-why-4db2db3542b3

View story at Medium.com


The English Language Has Room to Grow

22/04/2017

Read more in Foreign Words We Need in English at https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/04/21/foreign-words-we-need-in-english/?source=91&u=S0TI374P2O&nltv=&nl_cs=34220056%3A%3A%3A%3A%3A%3A to learn some very cool words in a variety of languages.


A must-read for every ESL teacher! How many languages are there in the world? Interactive Maps and Amazing data Collections

17/04/2017

Amazing data collection at https://www.ethnologue.com/guides/how-many-languages.


Oh, the Difficult English Langage!

17/04/2017

Source: ETNI – English Teachers Network in Israel

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What do You Know About the Writing Systems of the World?

17/04/2017

Find maps at: https://matadornetwork.com/read/mapped-writing-systems-world/

 


The second languages of every part of the world in one incredible infographic

17/04/2017

Source:  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-second-languages-of-every-part-of-the-world-2015-7?utm_content=buffer989cc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&r=UK&IR=T

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The linguistic diversity of the world in one map

10/04/2017

Great data at https://matadornetwork.com/read/linguistic-diversity-world-one-map/?utm_medium=Partner&utm_campaign=BBCTravel&utm_source=Facebook&sr_share=facebook

Excerpt:

This cool map created by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Kazimierz J. Zaniewski focuses on the level of linguistic diversity of every country. The index of linguistic diversity is a number ranging between 0 and 1, i.e. a country where many different languages are spoken will have an index closer to 1, while a country where very few different languages are spoken will have an index closer to 0.

Although it would be impossible for a country to obtain the index 1 (it would mean that every person in the country speaks a different language), Papua New Guinea is pretty close with an index of 0.99 and 820 different languages spoken.

 

 

 

 


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