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New words – 28 October 2013

New words – 28 October 2013 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
endless runner adjective describes a video game in which a character keeps running, encountering a variety of obstacles If you’re a fan of endless runner games like Temple Run, starting today you’ll get your chance to do more than outrun a pack of...
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Taylor & Francis Online :: Distance Education - Volume 35, Issue 2

Taylor & Francis Online :: Distance Education - Volume 35, Issue 2 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Special Issue
MOOCs: Emerging Research

Free to access for one month.

The speed at which MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become part of the zeitgeist of higher education has been phenomenal. As a proxy, searches for the term "MOOC" were virtually nil until the beginning of 2012 according to Google Trends. With any such rapid innovation, we find ourselves in a place where practice is leading theory. In this special issue, we seek to provide a forum to help begin to close this gap.

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How to teach grammar

How to teach grammar | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Do your students struggle with misplaced commas or muddled tenses? Here are the best lesson resources on teaching good grammar Continue reading...
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Basic Category Theory (Publish With CUP)

Basic Category Theory by Tom Leinster.
From the webpage:
Basic Category Theory is an introductory category theory textbook. Features:
It doesn’t assume much, either in terms of background or mathematical maturity.
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When Computer Users Were Programmers | Science Blogs | Coding

When Computer Users Were Programmers | Science Blogs | Coding | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
There is a lot of excitement around the current trend to get more people to be into computer programming. Whether or not they end up becoming coders, we can all at least can gain a bit from “computational thinking.” Perhaps with this movement, computer users will all eventually become computational creators. Unlikely, but we can…

 

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OH YES, I remind very well that time! I learned programming in "BASIC" and made any program BETTER, adapted it to my needs, as it was very easy with "Basic"! ALREADY +/- 33 years ago, LOL ;) Monochrome Monitors (ONLY green...) and ONLY 8k of Memory (OK, 16k with upgrade...) with cassettes who needed to get tuned the magnet head sometimes for results, ===> OMG! <=== BUT #FUN :)

 


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OH YES, I remind very well that time! I learned programming in "BASIC" and made any program BETTER, adapted it to my needs, as it was very easy with "Basic"! ALREADY +/- 33 years ago, LOL ;) Monochrome Monitors (ONLY green...) and ONLY 8k of Memory (OK, 16k with upgrade...) with cassettes who needed to get tuned the magnet head sometimes for results, ===> OMG! <=== BUT #FUN :)


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Google Docs now works with uploaded tracked changes from your Word documents

Google Docs now works with uploaded tracked changes from your Word documents | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Above: Google DocsImage Credit: GoogleNOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out!
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The fifth international conference on law, language and discourse 2015

The fifth international conference on law, language and discourse 2015 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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New words connected with families and relationships

New words connected with families and relationships | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
by Liz Walter Changes in social attitudes, new laws on same-sex relationships, and advances in medical procedures connected with conception and surrogacy have all led to new family structures and relationships, and this blog looks at some terms...
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This app promises to make your writing bold & clear, just like Hemingway

This app promises to make your writing bold & clear, just like Hemingway | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Above: Ernest Hemingway, 1950Image Credit: WikipediaThe Hemingway Editor might make you a better writer. When the Hemingway Editor first debuted, it took the Internet by storm.
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de-shopping New words . 21 July 2014

de-shopping New words .  21 July 2014 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
crep noun slang (teenage slang for) a shoe I’m going to get some fresh creps.
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14 Hilarious #AutomaticText and Tweet Generators With a Flair 4 Poetry & Language Play @mental_floss

14 Hilarious #AutomaticText and Tweet Generators With a Flair 4 Poetry & Language Play @mental_floss | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
We now have the processing power, and mountains of language data, to automate all kinds of useful language tasks, from translation to reading messy handwriting. These automatic text generators may not be, strictly speaking, useful, but usefulness was never what we really loved about language anyway.
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Do accents matter in modern Britain?

Do accents matter in modern Britain? | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Hugh Muir: A report has found evidence of 'accentism' – discrimination against people because of how they speak
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How shocking was Brazil's 7-1 defeat? Poison distribution & chances of events over time

How shocking was Brazil's 7-1 defeat? Poison distribution & chances of events over time | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Andrew Steele: Germany's trouncing of Brazil was unprecedented in World Cup history, but the result may not be as surprising as you might think
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The model is incredibly simple: it assumes that goals in football follow a"Poisson distribution". The Poisson is a statistical staple because it is broadly applicable in the real world: it calculates the chance of a given number of events (such as goals being scored) happening within a specified length of time (such as a 90-minute football match), given the average rate at which those events have occurred in the past.

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EUROCALL2014: Full programme available online

EUROCALL2014: Full programme available online | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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50 Words That Sound Rude But Actually Aren't

50 Words That Sound Rude But Actually Aren't | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
To paraphrase Krusty the Clown, comedy isn’t dirty words—it’s words that sound dirty.
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(stereo) type your questions into Google

(stereo) type your questions into Google | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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While searching for information on the web, Paul Baker and Amanda Potts noticed that Google’s auto completion algorithm was inadvertently reproducing stereotypes.
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 4:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 8:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 9:38 AM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

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11 Movie Titles That Became Part of the Lexicon

11 Movie Titles That Became Part of the Lexicon | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
A number of film titles have become part of the vocabulary even among people who haven't seen the movies in question.
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Dickens' Concordance Search - CLiC

Dickens' Concordance Search - CLiC | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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CLiC 1.0, an online tool for the corpus linguistic study of Dickens's novels and other 19th century fiction.  http://clic.nottingham.ac.uk:8080/index.html If you have any feedback or are interested in the practical exercises we are developing for use with CLiC please do get in touch.  Please note that CLiC 1.0 is still a prototype so not everything is working yet at this stage.  ---------------

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Chair in English Language and Linguistics 

School of English

University of Nottingham

NG7 2RD, UK

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Ethnic minority students get fewer university offers, research shows

Ethnic minority students get fewer university offers, research shows | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Pakistani students are least likely to be selected, according to a study of 50,000 applicants conducted by the LSE Datablog: White British more likely to get university offers than other ethnicitiesStudents from black and ethnic minority...
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E-readers vs books: the debate

E-readers vs books: the debate | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Are you going to be piling books into your suitcase this summer or will you opt for the tech version?
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The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair

The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Salon The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair Salon In looking at language for the purpose of studying clichés, corpora have given me an excellent tool for determining how often, and in what contexts, a particular...
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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

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(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 11:02 PM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 7:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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Men interrupt more than women

Men interrupt more than women | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Below is a guest post by Kieran Snyder, taken with permission from her always-interesting tumblr Jenga one week at a time.
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Web-based Concordancing and Other Reference Resources as a Problem-solving Tool for L2 Writers. PhD dissertation

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ANTCONC update A freeware concordance program for Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Linux.

The website of Laurence Anthony. Associate Professor at Waseda University Japan developer of AntConc, a freeware concordancer software program for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS X
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