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Gendered stereotypes of languages

A few days ago, I read about a study that a dating site conducted about languages. Since languages are at the heart of my career, I was pretty excited to learn that bilingualism is an attractive trait.

But I was surprised by a few things too — especially gender differences. Which languages were most attractive seems to depend on who’s speaking them — men or women.

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Returning

After a long hiatus, I’m returning to the blog.

My goal is to post language links every Monday, and one short essay each week. Coming up in a few days: on partnership: spouses, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, lovers…

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Language learning tips

I’ve been a bit delinquent on posting links this Monday; it’s because I am working on an ongoing New Year’s resolution — to remain an active language learner. I enjoy learning languages more than almost anything else, so it’s a very good use of my time.

Over the years (and the languages), I’ve received quite a lot of tips on how to learn. Some of them you’ll have heard before; others may be new!

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