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This week in languages: February 17, 2017

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10/02/2017–17/02/2017 Headlines This week in wearable language tech: Semstone, an artificially-intelligent pendant that takes notes, records voice memos, upload data (unfortunately only iPhone-capatible), and transcribe them for you, has launched on Kickstarter. The wearable necklace pendant / collar clip / wrist band pendant…

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This week in languages: January 20, 2017

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13/01/2017–20/01/2017 Headlines Researchers in Hanyang University in Seoul led a study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, to determine how much of their birth language babies recall, in spite of moving to another country in early life. The BBC reports on the study conducted…

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This week in languages: January 13, 2017

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06/01/2017–13/01/2017 Headlines Calling all emerging translators! Asymptote has launched the third edition of their international translation contest called Close Approximations with a top prize worth USD 1,000 and a feature in their April 2017 issue. Two runners-up also stand to win USD 250. Deadline: 1…

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This week in languages: December 2, 2016

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25/11/2016–02/12/2016 Headlines From describing hypersensitive millennials to being used as a generic insult for thin-skinned politicians or resistance to free speech, the term snowflake has become “the most combustible insult of 2016” writes The Guardian. Early learning of words “is…

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