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Identity and the Language Poets

Jenny Connected

Week 8 focussed on an introduction to Language Poetry. ModPo #modpo Bonnie Stewart identity language Language poets Lynn Hejinian self

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Language and social distance

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 This practice remains very much the focus of language teaching in China. Were is it?

An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 2. Two types of Language

Jenny Connected

Two types of Language. Language is not only in the LH, although language plays into the hands of the LH. Language is two faced.

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3 Articles: mLearning for language teachers

e-Moderation Station

The editors have kindly given me permission to share these articles, which are written with English language teachers in mind. Nicky Hockly.

Papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

e-Moderation Station

Re-skilling Language Learners for a Mobile World (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme). Mobile Learning for Languages: Can the Past Speak to the Future?

Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

This will involve us spending time in Open Space tomorrow and on Friday running a ProAction Cafe in which 6-8 projects will be able to to be developed.

70+ Online Language Communities and Resources


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Language, please!

Viv Mcwaters

I have no problem with bad language, swearing, cussing. As they say, be warned, strong language – and now go read it. I want to hear plain language. Language, please! The post Language, please! Related posts: Language matters It matters more than you think. The language we use. F**k no. Jargon.

A Pattern Language for Effective Activism

How to Save the World

The article I chose — A Pattern Language for Effective Activism — is now up.

Language matters

Viv Mcwaters

The language we use reveals a lot. The language I use as a facilitator reveals a lot about me (so much so that Sascha Rixon did a whole PhD on facilitation language) and the language you use can be like an open door, welcoming me into your world, or like a barrier, holding me at a distance so as I don’t get too close.

Language versus Writing and User Generated Content on the Web - Part Three

Portals and KM

This is third part in a series prompted by interesting post, Language is not writing , from the Economist. We can move beyond writing to enable the richer aspects of language, along with visualizations. I started to look at the evolution of communication media yesterday. In my last post I brought us up to the printing press.

The meaning of words

Viv Mcwaters

Even with a sample size of 14 responses*, there’s some interesting insights regarding word meanings and the use of language when facilitating.

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Kinetic type AND language AND Stephen Fry

Viv Mcwaters

Its topic is about another love of mine; language. Kinetic type AND language AND Stephen Fry is a post from:

The language of povertyism


It seems to me that some of the language of political discourse is getting more and more dangerously partial. There's more serious, nasty abuse of language going on though. 'it’s us, the modern compassionate Conservative party, who are the real champions of fighting poverty in Britain today.' we all asked).

Whistle language Silbo is disappearing because of technology

Joitske Hulsebosch

Javier explains that the shepherd on the isle of La Gomera have a whistle language called Silbo. It reminded me of the farmers in the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia who were also communicating from mountaintop to mountaintop by ordinary language. Through whistling the shepherds communicate with each other to upto 4 kilometers apart.

Igloo Adds Real-Time Language Translation #collaboration #culture #socbiz

Michael Sampson - Currents

Igloo Software added real-time language translation to its cloud-offered social business suite: " Worldwide collaboration can only work in a multilingual network, and that's why Igloo now crosses international barriers with ease. Upon login, users can set their default language preference. Wow, good stuff. Collaboration Software

Language versus Writing and User Generated Content on the Web - Part One

Portals and KM

Here is an interesting post, Language is not writing , from the Economist. The post points out that, “Humans began speaking many tens of thousands of years before the first writing… Every healthy adult and older child in the world speaks, in one of 6,000-7,000 languages. All good points. Let’s look at the beginning of writing.  

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: language and leadership

Platform Neutral

Our subject is ‘language and leadership’ What is the relationship between language and leadership?

Bridging Across Language Online | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The first is lingro: multilingual dictionary and language learning site. We have users in over 130 countries representing over 60 languages.

The Language of ManagementCollaberwocky Episode 2

Evolving Web

In this episode of Collaberwocky, Jabe Bloom, Corey Ladas and I discuss “The Language of Management.”. My manager doesn’t understand me.” “The

Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (pm)

Jenny Connected

Language developed 80-40,000 years ago and written language developed 4000 years ago. Language links us to the world through metaphor.

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The Power of Pattern Languages

How to Save the World

Here’s a teaser and a link to the whole article, titled The Power of Pattern Languages : (Photo by Gene Stull). Working Smarter

Technology: wikipedia in local languages

Joitske Hulsebosch

Various people from Kasahorow , GINKS , wikimedia and IICD / HIVOS have started conversations around wikipedia in local languages for development.

Exploring the language of facilitation

Joitske Hulsebosch

I bumped into a fascinating article about the 'language of facilitation'. is behavioural and incorporates elements of body language 3. an attitude style emerging in language 4. By coincidence, one of the authors works for Anecdote , a company with a great weblog. To speak facilitatively means: 1. too fluid for me by the way!)

The language of leaving: Passages in Caregiving

Endless Knots

I picked up Passages in Caregiving a few weeks later. I'd used the phrase without benefit of having read her book. We're not trained."

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Re-thinking language instruction

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 Stunted » Re-thinking language instruction By the time we finished school, 90% of my generation hated the mandatory Irish lessons. If the teachers had set out to kill the language, I’m not sure they could have done it more effectively. Of course there are! Finally?

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Linear and non-linear learning

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Stunted Skype, social networks and language learning » Linear and non-linear learning Obligatory pic of horrific looking 19th cen school that should add impact to the post. In a previous post , I talked about what language learning 2.0

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Skype, social networks and language learning

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 In a language learning context, by contrast, the SN is a feature, not a destination.

Follow-up from the Leadership Learning Community Webinar

Nancy White

I have used platforms that have multilingual interfaces — and which one will work for you depends on what languages you need. communities of practice community engagement events language networksLast Monday I was a guest of the Leadership Learning Community for an short online gathering. When is it worth the work and effort?

Puddle Jumping @ the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference

Full Circle Associates

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Hosting language revival

Chris Corrigan

He has always had a remarkable presence and a strong voice and a deep commitment to the thriving resiliance of Skwxwu7mesh culture and language. a language fluency game that builds skills using sign language and simple phrases. My friend Dustin Rivers is an inspiration. The game being played.

Green Chameleon » They Are Stealing Our Language Now

Green Chameleon

And whose language is this anyway? Part of the language it may be, but it is also a well-understood “brand&#. I checked. RSS2.0

Green Chameleon » Language and Assumptions

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Language and Assumptions It suddenly seemed odd to me that we are still using terms today for which there is no longer much relevance. Yet, they are expected to continue to use the language like it makes sense. I’m interested to know.

Read my blog in chinese and french language!

Joitske Hulsebosch

Since I couldn't read my own blog in China, I'm happy to discover that some people are reading my blog in Chinese language!

Language and the Devil’s Advocate

Hildy Gottlieb

Language is a reflection of our culture, a culture handed down over the many millenia of humans being humans. The conversation stopped.

Language versus Writing and User Generated Content on the Web - Part Two

Portals and KM

An interesting post, Language is not writing , from the Economist prompted me to write a bit yesterday on the impact of Web on global conversations. The Web is a means to record both spoken language and writing. Today I want to dip back to the history of communication media to see where we came from. The tablets were then baked.

Saving indigenous language through fluency

Chris Corrigan

Most of the indigensous languages of British Columbia are i n danger of disappearing. When I work in most places the only language you ordinarily hear is a prayer from and Elder or a conversation between to elderly speakers. To get people speaking his language, S kwxwu7mesh snichim , the language of the territory in which I live.

Where language comes too short…

Bas Rues

Not to mention the misunderstandings because some people are not native English speakers, assuming the text is written in that language. The problem with written language is that it comes too short in expressing yourself precisely as you mean it, and it comes short again when the written text is interpreted by the reader.

Are you a verb?

Endless Knots

Family Fuller Family Jeff Stamps LanguageSpeaking of names, it was Thanksgiving weekend, when the agonizing decision of which film to watch from the thousands available was upon us. We finally chose the one about which enough people had said, "I'll watch that." No great enthusiasm.