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Language, culture, and the dominance of English

February 21st is UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day, which is intended to “encourage people to maintain their knowledge of their mother …

How Twitter language reveals your gender—or your friends’

When a group of young sociolinguists started an annual conference called New Ways of Analyzing Variation four decades ago, they focused on variation …

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

On Twitter, language use varies by gender

You don’t need a linguistics degree to know that men and women speak differently. But a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon, Stanford and the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests we tweet differently, as well.<p>Women, for instance, are much more likely to drop lols, emoticons and …

Are adjectives the new nouns?

I’d like first to draw together some threads from recent and not-so-recent posts on the flexibility of word class in English – i.e on verbing, …

LingoWorld, a newly launched language learning app by Cooori, has gained worldwide attention during the first week of its release, receiving over 20,0...

LingoWorld, a newly launched language learning app by Cooori, has gained worldwide attention during the first week of its release, receiving over …

Brain structure of infants predicts language skills at one year

Using a brain-imaging technique that examines the entire infant brain, researchers have found that the anatomy of certain brain areas – the …

The universal language of lullabies

<b>Four millennia ago an ancient Babylonian wrote down a lullaby sung by a mother to her child. It may have got the baby to sleep, but its message is far from soothing - and this remains a feature of many lullabies sung around the world today.</b><p>Deeply etched into a small clay tablet, which fits neatly …

Map: Do Californians have an accent? Listen to some examples

Californians. We just don't think of ourselves as having accents. New Yorkers have accents. People from the South have accents, but not us, …

Linguistics

This article is about the field of study. For the journal, see Linguistics (journal).<p>"Linguist" redirects here. For other uses, see Linguist …

How to Argue Rationally and Logically | The Art of Manliness

I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on classical rhetoric. Today, for our final entry in the series, we will be discussing logical fallacies. This is a …

Talk About It!

This is a fantastic short starter or plenary activity that can be used with nearly every group and every subject! You will need a whiteboard or …

Social Variation in English

Listen to these extracts of speakers using features of informal spoken English:<p><i>ING</i> with [n]<p><i>and now I’ve moved on: I’m working for The Family Planning</i> …

Estuary English

Web documents relating to<p>Estuary English<p><b>Estuary English</b> is a name given to the form(s) of English widely spoken in and around London and, more …

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C Day Lewis' 1936 poem with contemporary footage from the Pathe archive<p>Student Journalists interview their local MP.<p>Footage of student journalists' …

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Language investigations Department of Linguistics

This page contains a range of investigation tasks for exploring the English language in every day situations. For each task, there is a clickable …

Spoken English Language Teaching Resources Department of Linguistics

Welcome to our Spoken English Teaching Resources Archive! The materials here have been designed for teachers of GCSE and GCE A level English …

Children acquiring verbs and gestures

do children use gestures before words to convey actions?<p>Research has shown that young children use gesture to communicate before they produce their …

The 10 best words the internet has given English

My book Netymology: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World is about the stories behind new words. I've been an etymology addict since I was a …

Ten quotations to make you think

Teachers often quote the words of wise folk to support their ideas and opinions, usually from within the world of education. It can be useful for …

Desmond Tutu in hospital

ENGA1: quick revision tips 2

Today's top tip post is a very quick one connected to AO1.<p>This AO assesses two things: your ability to use language frameworks and your ability to …

Sal Khan: the man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution

The founder of the Khan Academy explains how he developed educational website from remote tutorials for his cousin in Louisiana. This is from the …

University entry levels reach 49%

<b>A record high level of 49% of young people in England are likely to enter higher education, according to the latest official estimates.</b><p>These figures for 2011-12, before the tuition fee increase, show an increase of more than three percentage points on the previous year.<p>They also show that young …