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Introduction to Old English

Old English Online<p>Series Introduction<p>Jonathan Slocum and Winfred P. Lehmann<p>Old English is the language of the Germanic inhabitants of England, dated …

Linguistics

A Christmassy lexicon | Oxford English Dictionary

Christmas can seem less like a Christian festival than a celebration of shopping. ‘Has capitalism devoured Christmas?’ asked one British newspaper in …

Christmas Trees

Release notes: the formal language of sexuality and gender identity | Oxford English Dictionary

It is fifty years and more since the social phenomenon known as the sexual revolution began to sweep much of the western world. In the subsequent …

LGBTQI

Resistance is fertile: the language born of the feminist movement | Oxford English Dictionary

Ninety years ago today, while Charles Onions and his team were raising a glass to the completion of a project that had been fifty years in the …

Feminism

‘Where are you from?’ is a complicated question. This is how young Australians answer

“Where are you from?” is a question everyone is likely to be asked at some point in their lives. It’s also an increasingly common question as people …

Australia

The Uncertain Art of the American Compliment

American civility is having a rough time of it these days. Many self-appointed guardians of civility have responded with hand-wringing alarm at the …

Language

Should female doctors hide their title? Why #immodestwomen say no

I always assumed it was titles that define a woman by her marital status that are one of our biggest indicators of sexism. But look to social media and it is “Dr” that is making waves.<p>Defending using her academic title for her Twitter account, historian Dr Fern Riddell tweeted: “My title is Dr Fern …

Feminism

The Lord's Prayer through the Centuries: A Case Study

Table 1: Words and phrases from The Lord’s Prayer from Old English through Modern English<p><b>Meaning</b><p><b>Old English</b><p><b>Middle English</b><p><b>Early Modern</b><p><b>Modern …

Angela Bishop Confronted David Leyonhjelm On Live TV After He Called Her A “Bitch”

Look, I’m sorry. I don’t really want to keep talking about Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm either. But I’ll be damned if he doesn’t keep …

leyonhjelm

David Leyonhjelm defends remarks directed at Sarah Hanson-Young - 7.30

VIRGINIA TRIOLI, PRESENTER: Now, politics is often a grubby business of name-calling, backstabbing and buffoonery, but even by those standards, …

David Leyonhjelm

David Leyonhjelm's comments to Sarah Hanson-Young continue parliament's history of sexist abuse

In one foul-mouthed phrase, Senator David Leyonhjelm has turned a debate about the safety of women into a sleazy political sideshow.<p>Claiming — …

Sexual Harassment

David Leyonhjelm 'slut shaming me' with 'stop shagging men' remark, Sarah Hanson-Young says

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says Senator David Leyonhjelm was "slut shaming me" when he told her to "stop shagging men" during a parliamentary …

Feminism

'It's just abuse': David Leyonhjelm defends 'normal Australian behaviour'

Senator David Leyonhjelm has said he tells people they're "bastards" or "bitches" irrespective of gender, denying he targets women.<p>The Liberal …

Australia

'Boys will be boys': Pyjama top pulled after parent complaint

A popular Australian sleepwear company has landed itself in hot water over a controversial slogan.

Domestic Violence

'It's about respect': SBS presenter Lucy Zelic hits back at World Cup trolls

SBS World Cup presenter Lucy Zelic fought back tears on air as she and her co-host Craig Foster hit back at social media abuse over her pronunciation …

Social Media

How many words do you need to speak a language?

<b>Learning a new language can be tricky, but how many words do you need to know before you can actually get by in a foreign tongue?</b><p>That was the question posed to BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme by one frustrated listener. Despite learning German for three years, and practising nearly every day, …

Language Learning

The 10 most Australian values that make Australia so valuable

One of the recurring themes of Australian public discourse is the vexed issue of "Australian values", and how best to promote and disseminate …

Australia

Meet the hijabi skaters starting a discussion of freedom and faith

“I’ve always felt different. I’ve felt it all my life.”<p>Chadnee Shah has defied cultural expectations since childhood.<p>Born and bred in East London and …

Why hasn't Australia developed more diverse regional accents?

Australia may be a continent but when it comes to the English-Australian accent, it's pretty much standard across the states.<p>Researchers from the …

Craft beer maker Vale Bru apologises after labels, advertisements spark sexist calls

A South African company has apologised for the sexist branding of its new range of craft beers, which sparked an outcry, especially among women.<p>Vale …

Emotions shape the language we use, but second languages reveal a shortcut around them

A taxi driver recently cut me up on the motorway. Without hesitation, I machine-gunned a string of vulgarity at the poor man. What struck me was that …

Language Learning

superlinguo: The Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL) has created four short videos about common sounds in Australian Indigenous Languages. The series includes videos about: Word initial velar nasals (starting words with ng-) Palatals Taps & Trills Vowels See also from RUIL: Twitter memes with words for plants and animals in Australian languages

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Maybe it’s a grime [t]ing: TH-stopping among urban British youth

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how identity is something that we perform. I was introduced to this idea through my exploration of the Iggy …

"F*** it": Federal Court throws the (grammar) book at Westpac over unconscionable rate-rigging attempt

"F*** it". It's a little phrase, with big implications for Australia's oldest and second biggest bank Westpac.<p>After sober consideration, the …

Can English remain the 'world's favourite' language?

<b>English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do the development of translation technology and "hybrid" languages threaten its status?</b><p>Which country boasts the most English speakers, or people learning to speak English?<p>The answer is China.<p>According to a study published by …

Language

Terribly sorry – but Britain’s famed politeness may be a myth

The prevalence of thanks in English-speaking cultures doesn’t show we care more about others<p>In 2015, Simeon Floyd, then of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, gave a lecture in Antwerp about expressions of gratitude in eight cultures around the world. I was lucky enough to be there, and …

Linguistics

The first step towards true reconciliation is the easiest

Recently, I was asked how I imagine a reconciled Australia. Great question. Reconciliation is an attractive concept depicting a bright future, but what does it actually look like? Upon reflection I realised it would involve a society where I didn’t have to justify my Aboriginality or feel ashamed …

Australia

How language shapes the way we think

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way …

The Elevation of Imprecision

There has been no shortage of analysis of Donald Trump’s rhetorical tics, the way he overuses particular phrases, the way he falls back on others. The way he lies. The way he threatens, bullies and whines with language.<p>All of these observations are at different points hilarious or infuriating, …

Donald Trump

The Liberal Party, where men are 'blokes' but women are 'females'

When someone says “bloke”, we know he’s talking about a real person. And when you hear “bloke”, the adjective “good” can’t be far off.<p>“Female” is a …