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BBC Radio 4 - English language becomes more Americanised

BBC Radio 4 - English language becomes more Americanised | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

National and international news from BBC Radio 4. Aired 26 August 2014.

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Programme discussing the changing English language, featuring Robbie Love of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

Starting at 28:00 and concluding at 30:05

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Cheerio pussy cat, hi there awesome English

Cheerio pussy cat, hi there awesome English | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Use of 'cheerio' dying out as English language becomes more Americanised, with 'awesome' gaining ground as the most characteristic emotive word

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

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Cheerio marvellous: The words disappearing from the English vocabulary

Cheerio marvellous: The words disappearing from the English vocabulary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Things are no longer marvellous and they are certainly not fetch - but they are awesome, according to a new study.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

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Listening, not testing, will improve children's vocabulary

Listening, not testing, will improve children's vocabulary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Every few months a story appears about the declining speech and language skills of children arriving in primary school. The epithet “the daily grunt” was invented by one newspaper to capture the lack of…
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This article was written by Professor James Law who has received funding from the ESRC.

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