Crash Course Linguistics: Morphology

1.1 What is the definition of Morphology?Coined from Greek etymology, Morph- means ‘shape, form’ and -ology simply means ‘the study of -‘. In Linguistics, Morphology is the study of word formation and their internal structure. 1.2 Breaking down MorphologyA word can be broken down into morphemes, which is described as the smallest parts that embodyContinue reading “Crash Course Linguistics: Morphology”

Constructed Languages

Constructed “Artifical” languages are created by people over a period of time. Generally, they are made for a TV show’s fictional world, for actual communication, or even for experiments in linguistics. Often times these languages do not have native speakers/first language speakers; however, Esperanto did, theoretically, break this stigma with Stela, a Native (from birth)Continue reading “Constructed Languages”

Language Revitalization

Language revitalization is an attempt to stop or reverse the decline of a language or to completely revive an extinct one. Languages go extinct for many reasons, for example a language might go extinct because there is a language shift in favor of a more common language. Lingusits, communities, and language fans attempt to reviveContinue reading “Language Revitalization”

Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Language-Learning Goals

Goal setting is an important facet of learning languages. There are multiple types of goals when it comes to language learning: short-term to long-term, process goals, performance goals. Effective goals motivate and inspire us, increase success rate, focus us, and reduce frustration. An effective goal setting process helps us understand where we currently are, helpsContinue reading “Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Language-Learning Goals”

Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Motivation

It’s probably not surprising at all that motivation plays a large role in language learning, but it’s still important to talk about especially when you’re looking to learn a new language. Your motivation for learning a language needs to evolve into a passion. You’re letting this new foreign element into your daily life. So… WhereContinue reading “Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Motivation”

Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Which language is right for you?

Choosing your next language is a personal process because the language depends on the learner. Which ever language you choose will have an effect on your social life, your career, and how to start to newly think about the world. Learning a language is a marathon, it’s definitely not a sprint. And there are soContinue reading “Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Which language is right for you?”