Where the languages are spooken…

Where the languages are spooken…

When intermittently listening to Arabic versions of Lion King songs the other day, it seemed natural to ask why we found these versions so much scarier than the original soundtracks that we know well and love. Was it perhaps because it was unfamiliar and we couldn’t...
How babies Sort Out Language

How babies Sort Out Language

If you dream of your child growing up bilingual, it’s essential that you start from day one or, even better, before your baby is welcomed into the world. Did you know that the foetus is exposed to the rhythms and sounds of language before birth? In this article from...
Pineapple or Ananas?

Pineapple or Ananas?

Taking a look at the following table, do you notice anything strange? ‘Pineapple’, the English name for the tropical plant & fruit Ananas is completely different from the rest of the languages listed in the table. According to Wikipedia, “the word ‘pineapple’ in...
The Europa Project

The Europa Project

  In an attempt to understand and reflect upon the current climate of the European Union and the rising trend of Euroscepticism, six newspapers from six countries have united to form the Europa project, with the aim of analysing what Europe’s got going for it and...

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