There aren’t many countries more dialect-obsessed than the United Kingdom. Did you know they have over 56 recognised accents? In fact, no other English-speaking countries have as large a variety… [Continue Reading]
Just about the time when everyone thought Poland was speaking pretty much one language, and even dialects of Polish had faded away under the pressure from television and education, all of a sudden there came the Internet, Facebook… and Internet memes.
The notion of Internet meme is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Richard Dawkin’s 1976 concept. Dawkins’ memes would be units of ideas that propagate among humans forming the fabric of culture. Internet memes are understood to be small pieces of media (mostly pictures) which traverse the worldwide web.
Are local dialects more often spoken in a country than the national language? Shall we forget about our territorial traditions? In Italy, dialects are different one from another and even from Italian…
I dialetti locali sono usati più spesso della lingua ufficiale nei diversi paesi? La tua risposta probabilmente è no, ma in alcuni Stati può succedere, come in Italia. A volte… [Continue Reading]
It is hard to determine what is and isn’t a language, since they are inseparably linked to culture and politics of countries and individuals. Today I’ll tell you about three European minority languages that may or may not be considered dialects or languages!
Does it take a nation to be a language?