Fluency. Language and Politics

by Nina Shevchuk-Murray LET ME TELL you some things about being a non-native speaker. I know what it means to speak in words that only foggily reflect my true feelings and ideas, to settle for less, because less is better than nothing. I know how to memorize words and start using them. I know that a language is a system, and its structure can and will be labeled, classified, and represented as a network of relationships representing physical reality. I learned English from BBC radio and The New York Times. For a few years, my brain and cheeks hurt from […]
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