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Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum

Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The biggest-ever archive of pupils’ schoolwork is being collected as part of a three year-project looking at how children use language as they get older

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The British National Corpus is being created by the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Dudes, do we use too many Americanisms these days?

Dudes, do we use too many Americanisms these days? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The University of Cambridge and Lancaster University have released findings that point to the idea that the sway of America via various mediums has meant that our vocabularies have changed substantially over the past few years.


The study is in its infancy and is currently being referred to as the 'Spoken British National Corpus 2014', which is an initiative whereby linguists from both universities have collected conversations from British speakers from across the UK.

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The article discusses the work of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University, with comment from Professor Tony McEnery.

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