Thursday, December 28, 2006

I want to go to this museum--but it hasn't been built yet!

Did you know that plans are underway for an interactive National Museum of Language, an entire building dedicated to, among other topics, language heritage in the US, second language acquisition, languages around the world, and how the brain processes language? They'd also have a writer-in-residence, guest speakers lecturing on how they use language in their jobs, and much more. I may be a word nerd, but this sounds like a fabulous idea to me! Those of you who are raising your children with more than one language might be able to take your kids there by the time they're teenagers. I can't wait! Click here to see an interview with Amelia Murdoch, one of its founders, and here to visit its website.


  1. Sarah,

    Thanks for the information. Here in Japan there are museums for everything, from toilets to lamps. It's about time people thought of a language museum, considering how everyone is using it.

  2. I totally agree, Lori! By the way, I once visited a chamber pot museum in Germany.