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Day: July 14, 2016
Why does the third generation of Greek immigrants in Belgium use only French, while their counterparts in Germany speak excellent Greek?
Really, the question boils down to, why are Greeks in Belgium assimilating faster than Greeks in Germany. At a guess, critical mass: lots more Greeks in Germany, so much more community life, much more community use of Greek. I don’t know enough to speculate further, and I invite others to. Other factors could include: Demographics […]
There’s plenty of evidence online that Arafat got Mikis Theodorakis to write A National Hymn of Palestine, when he visited Greece in 1981: The Jewish problem, according to Theodorakis (Haaretz interview, 2006) THEODORAKIS, A MAN OF PEACE (Theodorakis website) Μίκης Θεοδωράκης (Theodorakis website) PLO Commissions ‘national Anthem’ by Greek Composer (Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 1982) It’s […]
Not A2A. Michael Masiello, who is awesome in every way, is right in the question he answered, but wrong in the question I think OP intended. Linguistics and literature are indeed quite different fields of study. In fact, they have become more separate. Linguistics was invented to help literature study (rhetoric); and literature scholars draw […]