How to keep our languages alive while living abroad

At my kitchen table conversation– session I held at the 20th FIGT conference this year in The Hague I focused on the languages we collect during our life, and how we can keep them alive while living abroad, in different countries. Why kitchen table conversation? Because that’s where all began 20 years ago at Ruth van […]

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What is speech? What is language?

When I explain to people what I do, that I focus on language and communication but that I also can help with the speech, as I have studied and taught phonology, I often need to explain the difference between speech and language. What is Speech? With speech we refer to the articulation of the sounds, the phonological skills, […]

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What contributes to a successful expatriation (part 2)

  In the study mentioned in What contributes to a successful expatriation (part 1), employees were asked about the types of support they received during and after their assignment in areas such as language training, job skills training, cultural training, and repatriation. Most of the subjects answered that they didn’t get any support in these […]

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