A room of our own: Costa Rican choteo and Virginia Woolf
Love in Translation
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Love in Translation
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A room of our own: Costa Rican choteo and Virginia Woolf

Katherine Stanley - May 9, 2017

See also: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life When I worked in English-language education and visited an advanced young-adult class in…

The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language
Artists
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Artists
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The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language

Jill Replogle - December 5, 2016

The Tico Times Publications Group is pleased to announce that its second book, “Love in Translation: Letters to my Costa Rican Daughter,” is now available worldwide. The…

Spik Up! Say What?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Spik Up! Say What?

Cas Ayala - April 2, 2016

Three days after Revista Summa published its piece on the launch of Florida Ice and Farm's new drink, "Spik Up," Fabrizio Ureña, a radio producer and English…

Who’s on first? Misadventures in language-land
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Who’s on first? Misadventures in language-land

Mitzi Stark - August 9, 2015

“Who's on First,” the famous dialogue by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello about baseball players with funny names, was first used in 1938 and is still recalled…

Brush up your bathroom Spanish: a truly crappy language lesson
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Brush up your bathroom Spanish: a truly crappy language lesson

Katherine Stanley - July 20, 2015

“What’s so funny?” my husband asked as I cleaned coffee off our morning paper – the coffee I’d just spit up all over the page. I read…

Shall I compare thee to … a monkey with a plastic banana?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shall I compare thee to … a monkey with a plastic banana?

Katherine Stanley - May 18, 2015

If I had to choose, I'd say that the most colorful turns of phrase in the languages I know and love can be found in their comparisons. To the…

Meet the guy trying to turn emoji into a legitimate, usable language
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Meet the guy trying to turn emoji into a legitimate, usable language

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - April 30, 2015

While many of us tap out these symbols to our family and friends, there are no universal usage rules for emoji: no grammar, no meanings. No syntax.…

Costa Rica’s first official sign language interpreter has long history of bridging the communication gap
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica’s first official sign language interpreter has long history of bridging the communication gap

Zach Dyer - April 20, 2015

She speaks for the president but few have ever heard her voice. Estefanía Carvajal, 28, is the first official Costa Rican sign language interpreter for Casa Presidencial.…

On tweeting and twitteando: Should we resist when languages change?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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On tweeting and twitteando: Should we resist when languages change?

Katherine Stanley - April 20, 2015

Recommended: La horma de mi zapato - on love and taxis As a political observer, I have found living in Costa Rica to be hugely freeing. In…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - February 2, 2015

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…