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Irish, A Living Language That Others Are Seeking To Kill

There is no process of natural selection for languages, no evolutionary rule which dictates that one tongue is inevitably suppressed or supplanted by …

Language

Rio 2016: Women's rugby sevens win labelled 'soft' by former Olympic hockey player Ric Charlesworth

Legendary Olympic hockey player and coach Ric Charlesworth says Australia's victory in claiming the inaugural Olympic gold medal in the women's rugby …

United Kingdom

Australian slang is not dying, it's making its way up in the world

Monica Dickens was visiting a Sydney bookstore to do a signing. Like her great grandfather – Charles – she was a writer. From the pile for sale …

Linguistics

Feminists treat men badly and it's bad for feminism

That began to change in the 1970s with the rise of radical feminism. This movement, with its slogan, "The personal is political," brought a wave of …

Feminism

AVALANCHE: Top Republicans pile on Trump after lewd comments about women emerge

"No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever," Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said in an extraordinary response about the party's presidential nominee just more than a month ahead of the November 8 election.<p>The recording, which was …

Donald Trump

Why television writing has become the new home of verbal complexity

The high literary style of Woolf and Nabokov was long ago condemned as elitist and replaced by bland accessibility. But there is now a return to verbal complexity, not least in the unlikely medium of TV<p>The death of Geoffrey Hill this summer put one of his more astringent declarations back into …

Literature

Attention film nerds: here are the 10 best structured movies of all time

There are a myriad of lenses through which one can view and judge a film, from the dialogue or action all the way down to its cinematography. But one …

21 Amazing Movies That Actually Understand Mental Illness

Visibility in films is important. In a world where culture is greatly influenced by films and television, it is great to find validation of who you …

Could the language barrier actually fall within the next 10 years?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language?<p>In a <i>Wall</i> …

People obsessed with grammar aren't as nice as everybody else, study suggests

Well thsi is akwrd...<p>A study published in March suggests what we've all long suspected: People who are obsessed with grammar aren't as nice as the …

Yawuru Aboriginal language rediscovers voice in Kimberley town of Broome

Efforts to make the Kimberley resort town of Broome bilingual are progressing, with the local Aboriginal language being incorporated into all new …

Language Learning

Lost in translation: Leading the Bunganditj language revival

"Martu karu. Nharingayn Brooke Joy. Ngathu bini Boandik parlarparlar."<p>"Good day. My name is Brooke Joy and I am a proud Boandik woman."<p>There is …

Language Learning

Alice Day and the language of Lewis Carroll

Alice Day is an annual celebration held on 4 July to mark the anniversary of the ‘golden afternoon’ in 1862 when Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a …

Lewis Carroll

American vs British pronunciation: 7 words to watch out for

Americans and Brits. There are some things that we have different words for (zucchini vs courgette, stroller vs pram), and some words we use for …

Zucchini

The EU may drop English as their official language

The symbolic, if impractical, move would further reduce London's influence on the continent, and infuriate the Irish.<p>Each member state has the right to nominate one EU idiom. Although English is the most spoken language in Europe, and an official language in three member states, only Britain …

Language

Why do Canberrans pronounce Manuka differently? - Curious Canberra - ABC News

When it comes to saying Manuka out loud, two different pronunciations emerge.<p>Most Canberrans say MA-nu-ka, emphasising the first syllable of the word …

Australia

Politeness

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Björk VR Exhibition Announced

Artist will bring her VR experience to London<p>Björk has announced the debut of her VR project in Europe which will take place at London’s Somerset …