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Upcoming Events

The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2019)
Minneapolis:    02/Jun/2019 – 07/Jun/2019
57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2019)
Florence:    28/Jul/2019 – 02/Aug/2019

Articles, Essays & Blog Posts

Can a Translation Be a Masterpiece, Too?
By: The New York Review of Books   Published: 21/Jan/2019
Themes: Translation

Do the beliefs we hold about literature add up to something consistent and coherent? Or are they little more than random pieties? »

Why languages and dialects really are different animals
By: Søren Wichmann at Aeon   Published: 08/Jan/2019
Themes: Linguistics

Simple questions often yield complex answers. For instance: what is the difference between a language and a dialect? If you ask this of a linguist, get comfortable. Despite the simplicity of the query, there are a lot of possible answers. »


Gromco is mainly a resource for those who study (or want to study) a foreign language–whether it be just for fun or for some professional purpose, at home or abroad. Secondarily, it is also a resource for those who work with foreign languages. The latter category includes FL/L2 teachers, translators, linguists of all stripes, and even computer programmers. Whoever you are, please make yourself comfortable! If something prevents you from doing that, feel free to voice your displeasure. This site is essentially a one-man show and you can reach the man in question via email: val@