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Condo terminology for those who dream of buying a condo

Posted: 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: 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: 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.

Learning a second language: Being deaf won’t stop me

Posted: September 17, 2018

For a person who is hard of hearing, learning a second language poses special challenges. But it’s not an insurmountable obstacle: our blogger Maryse Allain did it! Read on for her advice.


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