Author Archive

8 Apr 2014

The linguistic diversity of Europe

A map of Europe's minority languages and dialects
17 Nov 2013

Jim Sanborn in Philadelphia

Jim Sanborn's Ars Medendi: art for the language geek
20 Oct 2013

4 iPhone apps for learning the Hindi alphabet

Devanagari isn't easy. These apps will help.
16 Aug 2013

World map of writing systems

How to write Wikipedia in the world's writing systems
8 Aug 2013

Review: Ultralingua Spanish-English dictionary iPhone app

A full Spanish-English dictionary, with conjugations, in your pocket.
24 Jul 2013

Review: Babel No More by Michael Erard

What does it mean to be good at languages?
21 Jul 2013

Language variation and change and the tu/vous, tú/Usted distinction

Choosing the right "you" is a minefield.
19 Jul 2013

Learn Québecois from

Quebec French blog offers tips on vocabulary and usage.
15 Jul 2013

New community site serves Cardiff’s Welsh speakers

Local media is an important component of language maintenance.
13 Jul 2013

In Istria, English comes fourth

"Scheiße!" Davos said to us ...