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Unique source for Katwijk dialect from 1879 brought to light

By Thijs Porck, researcher in the English Language and Culture Department at Leiden University In 1879, G.J.P.J. Bolland (1854-1922), an assistant teacher at the Openbare School in Katwijk aan Zee, sent a list of linguistic observations to Leiden professor Pieter…
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Character Amnesia

By Min Xu From Brill’s Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (online and in print) Character amnesia (in Chinese: tíbǐwàngzì 提筆忘字 ‘lifting one’s pen but forgetting the characters’) is the name for the phenomenon that people forget how to write Chinese characters…
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