Le Salon des Amateurs de la Langue

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An affiliate of the legendary le salon literaire, this group aims to encourage conversation on a range of topics vaguely or indeed ambiguously, generally, connected to language, what it is, where it comes from, how it operates, how we learn it, how it effects the way we see the world, and its relationship between literature, mind and society.

At the same time, although the language medium of the group is English, we seek to learn more (about) other languages and their literatures and cultures; and explore issues of translation and intercultural melange.

Accuracy is not required, enthusiasm is applauded and the spurious is delighted in. There is always pickled herring and vodka to fall back on. Please don't squash the Proctologist who lives under the sofa, or spit on the parquet.

All readers of any languages are welcome! Please introduce yourself on the "Welcome" thread.

le link to le salon literaire du Peuple pour le Peuple
le link to le salon du Faulkner
le link to Das Hintergrundmusik

Total members: 60 members

Recent members: SamuelHenderson, Meredy, Kaouther, DanMat, drmarymccormack, varielle, Hermias, MeditationesMartini, nickphilosophos, zweiundzwei, trandism, lydiasbooks, freckles1987, HilaryEvans83, cyanidesayonara, stancarey, angelrose, Ifland, librado, libraryhermit, Eschwa, alwaysafutilecloche, pitchkettler, ToTheWest, Naren559, katieinseattle, desultory, witherford, DavidWinters, duvee

Tags: language (3), linguistics (3), semiotics (2), spin-off (1), salon (1)

Administrators: tomcatMurr (creator)

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multilinguilism in childhood 16MarthaJeanne, September 2015ignore
Gossip 4Crypto-Willobie, July 2014ignore
Welcome to le Salon de Amateurs de la Langue! 154keylawk, December 2012ignore
Le links to le cool language sites 31PaulineKR, July 2012ignore
Mumbo-Jumboising the Foreign, or, The Many-Veiled Reality 15RickHarsch, May 2012ignore
Philosophy of language 62Naren559, February 2012ignore
What is language? 86MeditationesMartini, October 2011ignore
Learning Chinese SUPPORT THREAD 37wandering_star, September 2011ignore
comparative aesthetics of language; or, is French prettier than Chinese? 52geneg, March 2011ignore
Google online corpus 6tomcatMurr, December 2010ignore
Campbell's monkeys 3keylawk, October 2010ignore
Rants from a non-recovered Grammar Nazi 213MeditationesMartini, June 2010ignore
Notes towards a Theory of Translation 78anna_in_pdx, May 2010ignore
Humorous video 3Medellia, May 2010ignore
Modern public discourse 14tomcatMurr, April 2010ignore
Slang 69libraryhermit, March 2010ignore
Translation: Angelica Gorodischer 7timjones, March 2010ignore
Language and Power 67geneg, March 2010ignore
Workshop 2: Poem close read 38bobmcconnaughey, February 2010ignore
Messages from Murr 37Naren559, February 2010ignore
Translation: Italian version of If on a winter's night a traveler 1aluvalibri, February 2010ignore
The Museum 23Naren559, February 2010ignore
Lost in Translations 7bobmcconnaughey, February 2010ignore
Writing well 63bobmcconnaughey, February 2010ignore
Inflectious Language 78EnriqueFreeque, February 2010ignore
li'l Greek/Latin translation help, if you please, and an invitation to talk about profile names 19MeditationesMartini, February 2010ignore
Slang in Literature 26EnriqueFreeque, January 2010ignore
Speech Pathology (and Possible Interventions) 13geneg, January 2010ignore
Sounds 28amaranthic, January 2010ignore
Language conflicts 16tomcatMurr, January 2010ignore
"I plan to discuss the relationships between language and music..." 9MeditationesMartini, January 2010ignore
Personality types, language and communication 44MeditationesMartini, January 2010ignore
Long anecdotes with little pay-off 27Macumbeira, January 2010ignore
William H. Gass 10tomcatMurr, January 2010ignore
Next Evolutionary Step? 3bjza, January 2010ignore
Chomsky 13tomcatMurr, January 2010ignore
Workshop 1: Macaronic Genesis 19tomcatMurr, December 2009ignore
Semiotics 19bobmcconnaughey, December 2009ignore
Japanese 2MeditationesMartini, December 2009ignore
Grab bag of related items. 3Porius, December 2009ignore

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Language: English
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Created: Nov 11, 2009

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