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The benefits of being trilingual in Montreal

Posted on October 15, 2018

It goes without saying that there are many benefits to being bilingual. But find out in Nadia Helal’s blog post how speaking not one, not two, but three languages has enriched this Montrealer’s life.

Condo terminology for those who dream of buying a condo

Posted on October 9, 2018

Dreaming of buying a condo? Or should that be a strata? Or a co-ownership? Condo terminology varies depending on the province, so read this post from guest blogger Barbara McClintock to find out what the accepted terms are in English and French.

What’s up with "you"

Posted on October 1, 2018

Ever wonder why English doesn’t have two words for “you” like other languages? Find out why in this post on the Our Languages blog.

Jessica Coon: Linguistic superstar

Posted on September 24, 2018

Who said a linguist couldn’t be a superstar? We landed an interview with Jessica Coon, Associate Professor of Linguistics at McGill University. Read our post to see what Dr. Coon had to say about her involvement in the film Arrival and how she contributes to the revitalization of Indigenous languages.

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