Chris Melenhorst

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The thoughtless generation: Have we taken off our thinking caps?

In the main we Australians get along pretty well, as long as we don't try to talk to one another about anything complicated. In that event, the …

Let's relax the rules of grammar and enjoy language

Of course punctuation, grammar and spelling matter to some extent: it would be absurd to argue otherwise. Language is rendered useless if you don't …

tweet - definition, examples, and discussion of Twitter and tweets in language studies

<b>Definition:</b><p>A short text (up to 140 characters) posted on Twitter, an online social-networking service founded in 2006 by web developer Jack …

How the English language became such a mess

James Harbeck investigates why the English language became so hard to spell – and why we only have ourselves to blame.<p>You may have seen a poem by Gerard Nolst Trinité called The Chaos. It starts like this:<p>Dearest creature in creation<p>Studying English pronunciation,<p>I will teach you in my verse<p>Sounds …

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First Moon Party

Gender Neutral Pronouns: They're Here, Get Used To Them

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language—or at least knowing some basic phrases—is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries …

Is Language an Instinct?

Source: Source: Vyvyan Evans<p>In my recent book, <i>The Language Myth</i>, I investigate one of the dominant themes that has preoccupied the study of language …

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