Meghan Douglas

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If language tells us who we are, then who am I? | Stan Grant

Inspired by my father and to honour the traditions of our people, I have learned more of the Wiradjuri language. But I am the sum of many parts<br>• Support our journalism by giving a one-off or recurring contribution to Guardian Australia<p>My father says language tells us not just who we are but where …

Kevin Rudd

Being a good, quiet and assimilated 'model minority' is making me angry | Masako Fukui

We’re welcomed if we come with money but not too much money, in case we buy up big chunks of prime real estate<p>I have a confession to make. Some years ago, while enjoying solace in a cafe, a well-nourished white bloke accosted me by thrusting his newly purchased cookbook in my face and demanding an …

Multiculturalism

William Caxton and the introduction of printing to England

• Article by: A S G Edwards<br>• Theme: Language and voice<br>• Published: 31 Jan 2018<p>A S G Edwards explains how William Caxton brought the printing press to …

Middle English

• Article by: David Crystal<br>• Theme: Language and voice<br>• Published: 31 Jan 2018<p>David Crystal explains how Middle English developed from Old English, …

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. | Latest News in Koorie Education and Training

Koorie Languages in Schools<p>17 October 2012 | <b>General Interest</b><p>“We started in the first lesson talking about kanang wanga – deep listening – and the …

Three mothers, one tongue: Returning to the joys of Yiddish song

By the time I was a teenager I already felt strongly that Yiddish conveyed a warmth and homeliness that English could never hope to emulate.<p>I was …

Kids are keeping Aboriginal languages alive — and learning just how different they are

When, as a child, Annalee Pope ignored her parents, they delivered her a simple reprimand that contained a powerful clue about her history.<p>"Open your …

'Reconciliation one hour at a time': Reviving Aboriginal culture in schools

At seven primary and secondary schools across Victoria local Aboriginal language classes are part of the curriculum.<p>The revival of 18 of the state's …

‘Tender age’ shelters: a new way to describe the kidnapping of children

George Orwell’s Big Brother himself would be proud of the brutal euphemisms dreamed up to describe the separation of migrants’ children from their families and their subsequent incarceration at the US-Mexico border. The latest rhetorical ploy is that young children are being taken to “tender age” …

Aussies accents differ from Canadian, American, British and Kiwi. Here's why

Why do Aussies have a different accent to Canadians, Americans, the British and New Zealanders? The answer, it seems, has a lot to do with who you …

A pack of bankers | Don Watson

Vasily Zhukovsky, a Russian poet and translator who flourished in the first half of the 19th century, believed that the execution of criminals should …

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 …

Language

Listen to Google's freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table - Hack - triple j

Google has built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that's able to book a table over the phone and sound so natural it could pass as human.<p>Google …

Australians struggle to pronounce the word 'Australia' correctly

When people learn the ABC has a pronunciation database — and that part of my job is to attend to its upkeep — the emails they send in are not always …

Language

How to pronounce 'ceremony': Think it's OK to moan? You're on the money

The Olympic Games, you would think, are supposed to be a joyous occasion. They're about the glory of the contest, the honour gained as participants …

57 Years Apart - A Boy And a Man Talk About Life

Shetland Islands

“Du wha?” said the driver, his eyes not leaving the road. “Aye, du fa Da Böd?” I tried to connect the syllables coming from his mouth, a thin line …

2 - A Faustian Pact

A medieval tech start-up led by serial entrepreneur Johannes Gutenberg and his invention that unleashed a societal revolution.<p>As Europe recovered …

If you think ball-tampering is our national sporting shame, you haven't met Matt Lodge.

The disgrace of a nation. Australia’s shame.<p>A dark time for sport in this country.<p>It’s been a rough week for our national obsession.<p>We’ve seen three …

The reality of Australian cricket’s boor war

Of all the bitter astonishments, perhaps the most bitter was being astonished at all. To follow Australian cricket is often to accept our sweet …

Why is Poindexter Slang for Nerd? (and Where the Words Nerd and Geek Come From)

NAIDOC Week: Using Aboriginal words in our daily speech key to preserving languages

Worimi Ngani?<p>Incorporating Indigenous greetings in our everyday speech, like the above Dharug equivalent of "hello, how are you", would help to …

Emma González on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

On Wednesday, February 14, 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were gunned down on the campus where I also attend school. Their names were Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke …

Guns

The Perfect Sentence Construction for Speaking Truth to Power? Bitch, You Guessed It.

Here’s the setup for the one indelible line in the so-so Tina Fey–Amy Poehler comedy <i>Baby Mama</i>. Fey’s uptight yuppie confronts Poehler’s South Philly …

Where the slang term 'lit' came from and how big brands ruined it

In the good old days (a phrase the Oxford English Dictionary dates back to the 1720s) to say that something was "lit" meant only the object of …

Should you be using 'less' or 'fewer'?

As anyone who writes "Oxford comma enthusiast" in their Twitter bio will gladly tell you, English possesses quite a few rules.<p>One of these rules …

Linguistics

Justice, Interrupted | More Perfect

How you talk to your child changes their brain

Most parents know that talking to their child helps them develop. But a new study has revealed that it’s <i>how</i> you talk to your child that really …

Qantas staff encouraged to use inclusive language at work

Should the organisation you work for play a role in regulating what kind of language you use?<p>Qantas has been criticised for sharing advice from the …