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12 English Idioms about Time (Infographic) -

12 English Idioms about Time (Infographic) - | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
[Infographic provided by Grammar.net] 1.) Better Late Than Never This idiom is simple but effective. It implies that a belated achievement is better than not reaching a goal at all.

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Jackie Nenchin's curator insight, May 20, 2014 5:43 PM

There is no time like the present.

 

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Using the Keyword Tool to Explore Lexical Differences between British and American English in Specialised Corpora


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Simpson's paradox and age-of-acquisition for words - Babies ...

Simpson's paradox and age-of-acquisition for words - Babies ... | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
One simple reason is that our sample includes all kinds of idiosyncratic nouns like "cymbal" that aren't in the CDI and are lower frequency than the CDI words. So this overall moves the AoA for nouns closer to that of closed ...

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Jersus Colmenares's curator insight, September 1, 2013 9:39 PM

a study by Goodman, Dale, and Li (2008) looked at correlations between corpus frequency in CHILDES and population production and comprehension norms from the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI, a parent report measure). This approach averages across many different children, with the hope that the better measurement afforded by having more data cancels out the idiosyncratic differences you would normally find between caregiver-child dyads (e.g. some moms talk about cars, others talk about tea sets).

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Sapir, Whorf, and the hypothesis that wasn’t

Sapir, Whorf, and the hypothesis that wasn’t | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Runa Svetlikova's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:40 PM

Excellent insights!

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▶ Video: a 5-min introduction to corpus linguistics for everyone

This is a brief introduction to Corpus Linguistics as part of a series of videos about Corpus Linguistics theory and application created by our group, GELC/C...

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▶ George Lakoff on Embodied Cognition and Language - YouTube

Speaker: George Lakoff, Cognitive Science and Linguistics Professor at UC Berkeley Lecture: Cascade Theory: Embodied Cognition and Language from a Neural Per...

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It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak ...

It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak ... | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
Why do we persist in thinking that standard English is right, when it is spoken by only 15% of the British population? Linguistics-loving Harry Ritchie blames Noam Chomsky.
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Linguistics: Learning the Language of Languages | The Prospect

Linguistics: Learning the Language of Languages | The Prospect | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder how languages came to be? Do you already want to be the next Noam Chomsky? Want to understand this “17 signs you're a linguistics major” article? For you to accomplish any of those goals, you ...
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Politics and Pronouns - Forbes

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Politics and Pronouns
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In his news conference on Thursday he found a way to spell apology with a thousand I's.” Mark Liberman, a professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, took exception to Mr.
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Meet the 'text detectives'

Meet the 'text detectives' | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
Meet the 'text detectives', the forensic linguists who use text message analysis to solve crimes.

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Tim Grant's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:49 AM

I've been 'off air' on LSL for a while simply with being over busy.  In the gap - I  had a little media flurry.  It's not a new case but it is a new film...

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Boston Globe: 'How Twitter language reveals your gender' (via @bgzimmer)

Boston Globe: 'How Twitter language reveals your gender' (via @bgzimmer) | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it

Researchers can use Twitter data to predict your gender with 88% accuracy


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You Should Read This: A Biography of the English Language by CM ...

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What:There's a t-shirt that reads “English is a language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary.” In A Biography of the English Language, Millward presents some ...
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Scottish Sayings & Scottish Phrases

Scottish Sayings & Scottish Phrases | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
Authentic Scottish sayings, words and phrases. A great selection, complete with 'sassenach' (English) translations. Come on in and enjoy a taste of our unique Scottish language.

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▶ George Lakoff on Embodied Cognition and Language - YouTube

Speaker: George Lakoff, Cognitive Science and Linguistics Professor at UC Berkeley Lecture: Cascade Theory: Embodied Cognition and Language from a Neural Per...

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House of Lords debate singular 'they' for legal drafting

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Tim Grant's curator insight, December 20, 2013 12:58 AM

The House of Lords bring out all the old arguments in the debate about th euse of 'they' as a singular gender-neutral pronoun...

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Zero Tolerance can’t work for grammar

Zero Tolerance can’t work for grammar | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
Remember when Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots and Leaves was the big thing? Surely you remember the heady rush when our society realized it was alright to publicly shame someone for their grammati...

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[VIDEO] Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University

How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature.


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Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages? - John McWhorter

Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages? - John McWhorter | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs.

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Well, with the amount of time I spent trying to learn Klingon at school, I should bloody well hope so!

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Babel's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:05 AM

Read all about it from the perspective of the inventor of Game of Thrones' Dothraki language, in an exclusive interview with David Peterson in Issue 4 of Babel!

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Language police, smart babies and linguistics online – languages ...

Language police, smart babies and linguistics online – languages ... | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
A round up of languages in the news finds that babies can detect different languages, a boom of online language learning and the French aren't happy about a particular English abbreviation.
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Social Linguistics | Social Media Today

Social Linguistics | Social Media Today | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
We have new acronyms like LOL. OMG. TY. BRB. New words like Selfie, Hashtag, Wiki and Tag. These terms have their own new “assigned” meaning, and have helped us gain a new way of conversing with each other.
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Lynne Truss's linguistics lesson | The Stroppy Editor

Lynne Truss's linguistics lesson | The Stroppy Editor | EngLangJLC | Scoop.it
Lynne Truss says: When I was deeply mired in linguistic debate a few years ago (for which I was seriously unqualified), it became clear to me that the academic study of the English language (and this includes the ...
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