My Own Little World

I use books to ignore the chaos around me

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iguanamouth:

this UNUSUAL HOARD commission is actually a few months old - someone requested i post it by itself because IT TURNS OUT i never posted it individually and just threw it in the photoset with the others whoops

iguanamouth:

this UNUSUAL HOARD commission is actually a few months old - someone requested i post it by itself because IT TURNS OUT i never posted it individually and just threw it in the photoset with the others whoops

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Monolinguals often assume that this kind of switching happens because speakers are not competent in one of their languages - a sort of deficit hypothesis - or because a concept just can’t be expressed in one of the languages - a sort of lexical gap explanation. Analysis of recorded multilingual speech doesn’t support these ideas, however. Speakers who code-switch the most often are usually those who are the most fluent in both of their languages, and there are linguistic rules about where in a sentence a switch can happen.

Van Herk, What Is Sociolinguistics, chapter 11. (via transliterations)

The Wikipedia article on code-switching has a nice classification of the types and linguistic rules involved: 

  • Intersentential switching occurs outside the sentence or the clause level (i.e. at sentence or clause boundaries). It is sometimes called "extrasentential" switching. In Assyrian-English switching one could say, “Ani wideili. What happened?” (“Those, I did them. What happened?”)
  • Intra-sentential switching occurs within a sentence or a clause. In Spanish-English switching one could say, “La onda is to fight y jambar." ("The in-thing is to fight and steal.”)
  • Tag-switching is the switching of either a tag phrase or a word, or both, from one language to another, (common in intra-sentential switches). In Spanish-English switching one could say, “Él es de México y así los criaron a ellos, you know.” (“He’s from Mexico, and they raise them like that, you know.”)
  • Intra-word switching occurs within a word itself, such as at a morpheme boundary. In Shona-English switching one could say, “But ma-day-s a-no a-ya ha-ndi-si ku-mu-on-a. (“But thesedays I don’t see him much.”) Here the English plural morpheme -s appears alongside the Shona prefix ma-, which also marks plurality.


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Filed under I see so much tag-switching in Costa Rica though especially with younger people who started learning English in primary school like my host brother in San Jose do it a lot My host parents there too actually it's really funny because we'll just be talking in Spanish and my host mom will say 'you know' or my favorite thing is that a lot of people in San Jose that I've interacted with use 'wow' all the time language is fun and weird

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the-snazzy-jazzy-pirate-ship:

Whenever you’re feeling down, just remember that Mulan was a real person.

Hua Mulan went to war at 15 years old and eventually led the army for almost a decade, leading countless attacks and winning victories for China. Decorated with honors, she returned home to her happy, living parents. When her army friends visited her, they found out that she was a woman and accepted it. 

Next excuse for limiting women’s rights, please.

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shitsuren-chama:

smellslikebread:

♫ Don’t let the cave in get you down. Don’t let the falling rocks turn your smile into a frown.

♫ Even if you’re lost you can’t lose the love because it’s in your heart. 

♫ Yeah I forget the next couple lines but then it goes

SECRET TUNNEL
SECRET TUNNEL

Gods I needed this!!!!

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK VERSION, YES.

DID SOMEONE SAY

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK VERSION???

SECRET SECRET SECRET SECRET TUNNNNNNNNEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLL!

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madlori:

Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that.  They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?

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fullofwhoa:

glockgal:

madlori:

Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that.  They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?

What Glockgal said.

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Filed under history I will always reblog cool history stuff with awesome women and POCs who get ignored reasons I want to write history books: too many people who aren't cis white men get ignored and it's bullshit

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romanifeuilly:

of course we all know the fandom trend where Grantaire is always covered in paint.

what if Les Amis are always confused by his paint-stained hands because???? you haven’t been around paint all day????? I saw you washing your hands five minutes ago??????? WE’RE AT THE FUCKING BEACH HOW DO YOU HAVE PAINT ON YOU?????????????

it turns out that Grantaire actually went out and got paint-stain tattoos because he’s just that much of a pretentious asshole. 

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