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LingoBee at CELDA 2012

LingoBee was presented at CELDA 2012, Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, in Madrid on Saturday 20th October 2012.  The paper “LingoBee and Social Media: Mobile Language Learners as Social Networkers” authored by Emma Procter-Legg, Annamaria Cacchione and Sobah Abbas Petersen. This was a collaboration between 3 of the partner within the SIMOLA project, Study Group UK (Bellerbys College Oxford), the University of Molise Italy (Dept. of Social Science and Lingustic Centre) and the Norwegian University of Science & Technology.
The presentation was well received by  the audience who asked questions and commented on the usefulness of LingoBee for Erasmus students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digital tools to save endangered languages

An interesting article on the BBC website reporting on research carried out by K David Harrison, an associate professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College and a National Geographic Fellow. Dr Harrison claims that while globalisation and modern media exert pressures on small cultures to assimilate, they also can help to document and keep alive endangered languages as many minority communities are heavy users of social media and mobile technologies. Read the original article here.

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