Sharing this small meditative gem from Maya Angelou on the power of exposure to languages and cultures, so critical for our times.
It is critical that we reflect right now in our country’s life on the role and power of language and words on the behavior and beliefs of individuals and groups.
How much seasonal music have you heard, and how many season’s greetings have come your way? We’ll finish the year linking language and music!
Watch my keynote at the GlobalCRED international conference on game-changing language truths for students and educators.
Identity: It comes from language, and we add to it as we use and study languages. I share insights and links to powerful podcasts – and invite you to listen also to one on which I was a guest, speaking about the power of language.
The words we know are intimately connected with the cultural environments we learn them in. Let me tell you some stories, and then let’s explore the cultural contexts of the words we know and use.
Come with me on a language and culture journey — and it all starts with bread! What will you discover about YOUR language and YOUR culture? Watch, ponder – and enter the conversation! This video ties to the previous post, “Language, Culture, and Bread.” I welcome you to read my thoughts there as well, andContinue reading “A Video Conversation on Language, Culture, Bread”
What is your word for these beautiful baked items? Done any extra baking lately? I’ve been on “bread overdrive” now for several months, and that got me thinking about bread – specifically, how, when I was in the fifth grade, I saw a loaf of sliced bread on our kitchen table and asked my dad,Continue reading “Language, Culture, Bread”