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Against Duolingoism: A Manifesto For Language-Learning

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I have loved languages and linguistics for exactly 6 years and 2 months.

To be quite frank, I hated learning languages in school, as did almost everybody I know (and knew), up until the age of about 15.

I remember repeating, in an unconvincing monotone, Christmas-themed words in Italian, items of clothing in French, and the cardinal numbers of…

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