Prof. Matthew Morgenstern on the History of Jewish Aramaic

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Applied Immersion Linguistics at SBL in San Francisco

I received my SBL program book in the mail yesterday, and looked to see what sessions looked interesting and begin figuring out which I might like to attend. Among the most striking are the lunchtime meetings in applied linguistics: S20-202 Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages 11/20/2011 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM Room: Howard – Intercontinental [Read More…]

Do You REALLY Know Greek?

Daniel Streett has posted again on the teaching and learning of New Testament Greek on his blog, καὶ τὰ λοιπά. He shares the story of distributing a quiz on Greek words, most of which occur somewhere in the Greek Bible but not all of which are in the New Testament, at a conference. The quiz [Read More…]

CAPTCHA Challenges for Would-Be Internet Users

I found this suggestion for a CAPTCHA challenge for people who want to use the internet funny (via The Daily What).   If you failed to answer correctly, you would see this:   If you are concerned that this might disadvantage not only native speakers of English (apparently among them also designers of Apple’s “auto-correct” [Read More…]

Learn a Language

Anyone who commutes 20 minutes or more a day and is not regularly acquiring at least a basic working proficiency in other languages doesn’t realize how much time they are wasting. The Pimsleur language courses are simply amazing – they are entirely audio-based, and they do the repetition for you, unlike VocabuLearn, In-Flight and other [Read More…]