Window into the Czech Soul: Moravian Dialect and Janáček’s Speech Melodies (Update 4)

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Over the last week, I have been looking into Janáček’s use of the Moravian dialect of Czech in his vocal works, including operas, and his creation and study of what he called “speech melodies.” I had previously done general research on these topics in order to have a bit of background knowledge, but this week […]

Incidental Language Acquisition Update 4

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A quick review of what I am doing: I am taking a novel written in English in the public domain, and selecting words to translate to Spanish (without offering an explanation or translation). The aim is to see whether readers can incidentally learn these Spanish words just through reading them, rather than having their English […]

Incidental Language Acquisition Update 3

A quick review of what I am doing: I am taking a novel written in English in the public domain, and selecting words to translate to Spanish (without offering an explanation or translation). The aim is to see whether readers can incidentally learn these Spanish words just through reading them, rather than having their English […]