August, 2017

The Open Book Festival (6 – 10 September 2017)

29 Aug 2017

Lovers of all things literary can’t afford to miss this globally recognised affair, with more 100 writers taking part in the action. Committed to promoting and encouraging a love for literature and showcasing South African writing, the Open Book Festival is returning to Cape Town for its seventh year. The annual bibliophilic affair is hosted […]

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Cape Town at 4:45, the alarm, with the voice of Adele singing “Hello”, remembered me that I had to stand up. I was so excited that I had been already awake since almost half an hour and I had been laying on the bed thinking about the following three days but now, no more hesitations, […]

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10 Advantages to Taking Online Classes

2 Junie 2017

The current challenges facing traditional colleges and universities, including higher tuition, budget cuts, and course shortages, have caused many students to search for alternatives. With nearly three million students currently enrolled in fully online degree programs  and six million taking at least one online course as part of their degree program, online education has clearly become one of […]

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How many languages are there in the world?

1 Aug 2017 1

The object of inquiry in linguistics is human language, in particular the extent and limits of diversity in the world’s languages. One might suppose, therefore, that linguists would have a clear and reasonably precise notion of how many languages there are in the world. It turns out, however, that there is no such definite count—or at least, no […]

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