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So many Brits now live abroad that they're causing immigration debates. Oh, the irony

So many Brits now live abroad that they're causing immigration debates. Oh, the irony | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Why are so many of us leaving Britain? Is it the crap weather? The lack of affordable housing? The far-reaching ramifications of colonialism smoothing our way as we migrate around the world? A combination of the above? Whatever the reason, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Britain has a greater proportion of its citizens living overseas than any other European country.
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Radiolab and NPR Present Words - YouTube

A stunning film from Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante to accompany Radiolab's Words episode. With an original score by Keith Kenniff. Radiolab's Words epis...
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Tim Minchin's Storm the Animated Movie - YouTube

NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH ALL NEW ART! www.timminchin.com/stormthebook In the confines of a London dinner party, comedian Tim Minchin argues ...
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How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education.

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Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes) | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker
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8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
David Shariatmadari: Think hyperbole rhymes with Super Bowl? Don't worry, it could be the start of something beautiful
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Emma Borg on Language and Context

Emma Borg on Language and Context | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it

What part does context play in determining the meaning of a sentence? Is there any room for literal meaning? Emma Borg discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

 

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Os Significantes e os Significados. 

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Is any word untranslatable?

Is any word untranslatable? | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
There are some fantastic words that would make welcome additions to English: who among us hasn't experienced tsundoku, asks Lucy Greaves
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New Globe playhouse draws us inside Shakespeare's inner space

New Globe playhouse draws us inside Shakespeare's inner space | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Crafted from oak and lit by candles, the Globe's new playhouse isn't just a jewel box of a theatre – it's also a time machine, says Andrew Dickson
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The rules regarding words, and a word regarding rules

The rules regarding words, and a word regarding rules | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
From Snoop to Shakespeare, the tricks of rhetoric serve playwrights, singers, politicians and evangelists equally well, writes Mark Forsyth
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This study shows how a good metaphor can change the world

This study shows how a good metaphor can change the world | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Stirring rhetoric is a celebrated aspect of art, and a controversial part of politics. But one study indicates that it could be something more.
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Greek Golden Dawn member arrested over murder of leftwing hip-hop artist

Greek Golden Dawn member arrested over murder of leftwing hip-hop artist | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Police raid offices of far-right party after fatal stabbing of musician and anti-fascist activist Pavlos Fyssas
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The race to save a dying language | Ross Perlin

The race to save a dying language | Ross Perlin | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
The Long Read: The discovery of Hawaii Sign Language in 2013 amazed linguists. But as the number of users dwindles, can it survive the twin threats of globalisation and a rift in the community?
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The Art of Inventing Dothraki

The Art of Inventing Dothraki | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Inside the world of lexicographers who create languages like Dothraki, Elvish, and Klingon.
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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain - YouTube

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author S...
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How to sneeze in Japanese. LOL (or, as they say in Indonesia, wkwkwk)

How to sneeze in Japanese. LOL (or, as they say in  Indonesia, wkwkwk) | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
A new book aims to illustrate all the eccentricities of international onomatopoeia
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Quiz: do you know your bants from your manspreading?

Quiz: do you know your bants from your manspreading? | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
An online dictionary has released a list of 1,000 new words – how many do you know? Test your knowledge of contemporary English
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Lost Letters - An Alphabetic Story

Lost Letters - An Alphabetic Story | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
The alphabet is something we learn as small children, the first step toward teaching us how to read (itself the first step in teaching us how to fritter away time reading articles about cats). There are only twenty-six letters, but those twenty-six can be put together to make every word in our language. But how did we wind up with these twenty-six? Why does English have the alphabet it does?
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Russell Brand, the revolutionary now calling on MPs - video

Russell Brand, the revolutionary now calling on MPs - video | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Russell Brand is back and unrepentant about his belief that politics is dead. But here he is talking to Jon Snow about a campaign to change UK drug laws which MPs must now debate.
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40 Weird Word Origins

40 Weird Word Origins | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
In this week's episode, John Green looks at the origins of 40 words such as "noon," "denim," and "mortgage."
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Person's language may influence how he or she thinks about other people

Person's language may influence how he or she thinks about other people | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
The language a person speaks may influence his or her thoughts, according to a new study on Israeli Arabs who speak both Arabic and Hebrew fluently.

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Why read graphic novels?

Why read graphic novels? | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
Marcus and Julian Sedgwick, authors of graphic novel and teen book club read Dark Satanic Mills, tells us why (and how) to read graphic novels, and where to start
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▶ Jon Stewart Ethers Megyn Kelly Of Fox News About Santa's Race! - YouTube

Video Jon Stewart Ethers Megyn Kelly Of Fox News About Santa's Race! videolarını
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Begin video at 2.55 - WARNING - contains BLEEPED OUT STRONG LANGUAGE. Listen to the statements, examine the critical response and decide what your opinion is - is Stewart's reaction valid or is Kelly being misinterpreted? 

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5 Reasons the English Language Makes No Freaking Sense

5 Reasons the English Language Makes No Freaking Sense | IBDP YEAR 12 Lang+Lit RCHK Standard Level | Scoop.it
As much as we might judge people for their bad spelling, the truth is that English spelling doesn't make any goddamn sense.
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Contains strong language but interesting academic links.

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