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An Introduction to Linguistics - Masters in English Language and ...

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It is grammar + lexis. Context is the relationship between form and situation. It is studied under the head semantics. Different linguists describe these levels in different ways. Robert Hall recommends three levels: phonology, morphology and syntax.
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A Pragmatic Study of English Euphemisms

The Politeness Principle is supposed to collaborate with and even rescue the CP and its maxims. By the PP, behind the deviation lies people's desire to be polite. In some sense, it can be said that euphemisms result from the ...

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Test your Spelling - Online Language Quiz - UsingEnglish.com

Test your Spelling - Choose the correct answer.

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Grammar Exercises


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English Ashcombe's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:01 AM

The best website around for testing your grammar and technical accuracy

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speech accent archive

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483 accents of English - audio files for the same text, male and female speakers from a variety of English-speaking countries plus non-natives.

 

Great for phonetics/phonology practice, or just demonstrating phonological variation to dispel the myth that there's one "standard" pronunciation.


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In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English

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The Yurok Tribe’s extensive campaign to revive the language serves as a model to the many other tribes that are undertaking similar efforts, experts say.

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#Hashtags Are Now The Language That Binds Us

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In 2009 I singled out a major problem with twitter...hashtags. That same problem exists today. You and I could be both watching the Grammy's and tweeting about it. You might be using the hashtag #grammys and I might be using #grammys13.

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Language is continuously evolving to more effectively connect people and ideas.  Hashtags, when effectively used, can turn 140 character tweets into part of a much larger, integrated form of communicaton.   

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GCSE English: Spelling

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Award-winning tutorials, tips and advice on GCSE English, maths and physics coursework and exams for students, parents and teachers.

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GCSE Tools, Tips & Resources

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This study guide makes studying for the GCSE exams in the UK easier with easy-to-use tools and resource plus revision tips to boost your study motivation. Improving your learning here!

 

 


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Sounds of English: additional material

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Sounds of English provides an introduction to the attributes of the sound system of the language.  It provides information on phonetics, phonology, and orthography.  

 

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Drew Ward has 7 pages on articulation and different categories of consonant.


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Olaf Husby's curator insight, February 5, 2015 6:46 PM

Det er jo masse stoff om engelsk på nettet, her er et av tilbudene.

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Hand Gestures in Public Speaking

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One of the most common questions I get asked when doing executive speech coaching or running courses on public speaking is "Tom, what do I do with my hands?" 


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Linguistic prejudice is a real prejudice (and has real consequences)

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There's been a lot of talk in the media and public discourse about racial discrimination and justice lately. Despite killing Trayvon Martin—an unarmed black teenager—George Zimmerman (who is white ...

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