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Clark's Vocabulary Acquisition

I tracked every word that Clark learned to say in the first 2.5 years of life, graphing it and comparing it to Max's.

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How to Really Make an Impression When Speaking Chinese

I just got back from a business trip to China, where I visited Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. I listened to and s...

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Murphyjitsu

Humans are naturally bad at predictions. Being bad at predictions, and figuring out how to make better ones, sounds ...

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Active vs. Passive Learning, or Production vs. Recognition

Here's another concept from language learning pedagogy (see also Extensive vs. Intensive Learning): the difference b...

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Extensive vs. Intensive Learning

In language learning, there's a slightly obscure but useful concept of "extensive reading" vs. "intensive reading". ...

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Getting better at making accurate predictions with PredictionBook

I use a site called PredictionBook to make predictions, say how likely I think they are to occur, and then later jud...

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Extreme Learning

Yesterday, I went down to the Institute for the Future for a workshop on "extreme learning". There were many diverse...

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Max's Vocabulary Acquisition

Max's vocabulary started exploding around 15-17 months old. I started writing down everything he could say (with und...

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