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Mystery Languages 4 – Can you guess them all?

Follow LangFocus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hello everyone. Welcome to the LangFocus Channel and my name is Paul Today’s video is Mystery Languages 4 Can you guess the mystery languages? For each language I’ll give you an audio sample Read more…


What is Language?

What is Language?

African Romance: searching for traces of a lost Latin language

African Romance: searching for traces of a lost Latin language

The Roman Empire spread Latin around, eventually leaving – through the fall of empire and the Middle Ages – a bunch of different Romance languages. Wait, but what about here in Roman Africa? We know they wrote Latin; we know Read more…


Gender and Language Processing

Gender and Language Processing

So let’s talk about gender. It’s a construct that’s a large part of our lives, and we interact with it in a whole bunch of different ways. But even for those of us who think that we’ve gotten beyond gender Read more…


Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?

Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?

Linguistics isn’t just the study of words or sounds: it’s the study of all the parts of conversation. That includes gesture analysis, which looks at “co-speech gestures”: not posture or gaze, but winking, or sticking out your tongue, or how Read more…


Study the Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences

Study the Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences

SPEAKER: Ever wondered who taught Siri how to talk? Or where Dothraki or Elvish languages came from? Or even how dormant languages can be awoken? Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Macquarie’s Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences will Read more…


How Different Are Russian and Ukrainian???

How Different Are Russian and Ukrainian???

The Shark

The Shark

A long time ago, I watched a movie about sharks. What happened is that people were in the boat and they saw shark close up. It jumped from the water. They were fishing and the shark ate their bait. It Read more…


Norwegian! A North Germanic Language of Norway

Norwegian! A North Germanic Language of Norway

What`s the difference between a dialect and a language?

What`s the difference between a dialect and a language?

Good day everyone. This is Paul and you are watching the Langfocus channel. And today we’re going to talk about some interesting stuff. We’re going to talk about the difference between a language and dialect. Now what is the difference? Read more…