Marja-Leena Rathje
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language and place

Being an immigrant and interested in how language, culture and place affect us as individuals and as societies, a couple of months ago I became intrigued by the >Language > Place blog carnival. Edition 4 is now up, hosted by Jean Morris at tasting rhubarb. I'm pleased to say that one of my old posts from my archives is up there amongst some fascinating writers and artists (including another Finn!) which I'm slowly savouring. What a wonderful presentation especially with the excerpts, thank you, Jean!

Synchronicity rules! Today qarrstiluni, under the current theme of translation has posted my photos of an English-Finnish dictionary, also an old post from my archives. Thanks to the editors for choosing my piece for this most compelling issue!

UPDATE March 1st, 2011: This just came into my newsfeed: Language Diversity Index Tracks Global Loss of Mother Tongues

Marja-Leena | 28/02/2011 | 2 comments
themes: Culture, History, Linguistics


now how did i find you? someone sent me a link to your site. marvelous! and then i see you also follow and have been in the language carnival (me, too!)

so i had to stop and let you know i was here and that your work touched me. thank you!

Sherry, welcome and thanks so much! I've had a peek at your blog too and will visit again.