Archives For April 26, 2017

Interesting research on the language acquisition of bilingual children. It appears that the quantity of exposure is not as important to future language success as the quality. Would be curious to further find out why increase in English growth caused a decrease in Spanish growth but not vice versa. I personally would love my future kids to be competent in multiple languages but not at the expense of English.

https://languagemagazine.com/2017/04/languages-develop-simultaneously-independently-young-bilinguals/#.WP_stvdhjVg.reddit

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Intersectionality sounds good in theory and appeals to the emotions. In practice it is no more than identity politics and ought to be fought at every turn.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/196754/intersectionality-makes-you-stupid

I agree with the sentiments of this article and have found it to convey my personal opinions on the French election best. France is in dire straits and this presidential election is not going to solve the overarching problems which have plagued France for decades. Like in the US, France is divided and in search of an identity. Moreover it is stuck between two ideological opposites vying for control of the helm of the nation. The future in my estimations is bleak with increased possibilities of war and civil strife.

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2017/04/france-is-a-broken-country#login