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  • How Many Words Are There in the German Language?

    *This post was published on the Lingvist Blog. A definitive number of words in a language is extremely hard to pin down for two main reasons. First off, a language is not a stagnant, established entity. Secondly, deciding which “words” should be included in a count is a rabbit hole in itself. The closer you look […]

    By aubrieamstutz | September 18, 2019

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  • The Best Way to Learn Spanish at Home

    *This post was published on the Lingvist Blog. Change the Language of your tecnología Beginner: Email Account and Phone Keyboard A great first step is to change the language of your email account, a specific mobile app like Facebook, or your profile on another website that you use often. Another might be to change the language […]

    By aubrieamstutz | September 18, 2019

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  • How to Memorize Vocabulary Fast

    with Lingvist’s Course Wizard *This post was published on the Lingvist Blog. The most frustrating feeling when speaking a foreign language is knowing the word for something but not being able to remember it. The “tip of the tongue phenomenon” occurs when we fail to retrieve a word from our long-term memory. Although we can’t guarantee […]

    By aubrieamstutz | August 5, 2019

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  • Forgetting to Remember: Spaced Repetition in Learning

    *This post was published on the Lingvist Blog. Language learning researchers estimate that someone who knows between 800–1,000 words can successfully participate in basic, everyday conversations. After learning 2,000 words, research suggests you can understand about 80% of a text. Considering that you probably want to have some time left over to actually use your second language (before […]

    By aubrieamstutz | August 5, 2019

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  • Images of the Multilingual Brain

    ‪‪Learn more about how brain imaging techniques interact with other factors (such as age of language acquisition and proficiency) in this presentation I gave on a meta-analysis! Presentation of a meta-analysis by Elise Wattendorf and Julia Festman (2008) on neuroimaging techniques targetting multilingualism. This presentation was given in Prof. Luigi Rizzi’s Theory of Grammar and […]

    By aubrieamstutz | November 14, 2019

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  • Five Reasons to Learn Spanish

    *This post was published on the Lingvist Blog. 1. It’s popular 5.6% of the world’s population speaks Spanish There are an estimated 400 million native Spanish speakers in the world. Spanish is also the official language of 20 different countries. For Spanish learners, this translates to plenty of people to practice with, tons of dialects, slang, […]

    By aubrieamstutz | September 18, 2019

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