When we first start speaking a language different from our own, one of the first obstacles that comes our way is the difficulty in being funny. We’ve all been there: in an attempt to appear nice and funny to our foreign interlocutor, we make a joke which receives no reply whatsoever, not even a fake… Read More I MADE A JOKE, WHY IS NO ONE LAUGHING?!
When learning about the process of language acquisition, two approaches are normally distinguished: The behavioural approach and the nativist approach. In this article we are going to explain the different approaches paying special attention to the Critical Period Hypothesis. – The Behaviouristic Approach maintains that children acquire the language through environmental components: learner imitation, practice,… Read More The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition
Storytelling is a skill which has been present in the world for centuries. Our ancestors were passing information from one generation to the other by oral transmission in the form of storytelling. Even Jesus himself was using stories to explain his point of view. As a matter of fact, every single person is a storyteller whether he is… Read More The art of storytelling
There are many reasons why English is the overwhelming language in present day music, yet I would state that the fundamental reasons are historical and linguistic. HISTORICAL REASONS The British colonisation began in the 17th century when many people from England, Scotland and Ireland migrated into to the so called “New World”: U.S.A., Canada, Australia… Read More Why music in English is so popular?
Cork city (Ireland) is full of history that unfolds itself step by step along your stroll around it. Let’s have a walk into this article to get to know why Cork is called “the rebel city”.… Read More Walking along the history of the Irish rebellion in Cork
This article will explain to you that since each language has its own grammatical rules, alphabet and system of pronunciation, the translation of personal names or names of places can change depending on these rules.… Read More Why we do or don’t translate some proper nouns
What’s the craic with Irish sense of humour?
This article is about Irish sense of humour and commonalities between Irish way of speaking and the Spanish one.… Read More Common features between Irish and Spanish speaking manners
Have you ever wondered where your name or surname come from? Read this article to figure out if your name and surname have a story behind…… Read More Inheritance of a proper name or secret relations between common nouns and human appellations.