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Their languages are nearly extinct. They're trying to change that.

Their languages are nearly extinct. They're trying to change that. | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
It started with three simple words in English.
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Gender Language Differences: Women Get Interrupted More | The New Republic

Gender Language Differences: Women Get Interrupted More | The New Republic | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
Average interruptions in a man-to-man conversation: one. Average interuptions in a man-to-woman conversation: 2.6.
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Everyday sexism: Laura Bates at TEDxCoventGardenWomen - YouTube

In this fascinating talk, founder of the award-winning EverydaySexismProject, Laura Bates, talks about her inspiring initiative. The EveryDaySexism is an eve...
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Edward Snowden just joined Twitter, and his first tweet is a classic.

Edward Snowden just joined Twitter, and his first tweet is a classic. | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
His second one isn't bad either.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO) - YouTube

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing mil...
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Part 1 - Languge & Power - Hong Kong's leader has special 'overriding power' over executive, legislature and judiciary - top official | Hong Kong Free Press

Part 1 - Languge & Power - Hong Kong's leader has special 'overriding power' over executive, legislature and judiciary - top official | Hong Kong Free Press | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
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Dictators in the Age of Instagram

Dictators in the Age of Instagram | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
What does a social-media company do when a user known to be attacking civilians is blasting out feel-good content?

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Do You Speak Emoji?

Do You Speak Emoji? | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
The Emoji Show, an art exhibition and bazaar, paid tribute to a language that is keenly expressive and cheerfully cryptic.

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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 | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | 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.

Via Kathleen Waller, Cal Telfer
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10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong) | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have been taught are rules of English grammar are really not rules at all—and some of them are flat-out wrong.

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Internet. Internet slang meets American Sign Language

Internet. Internet slang meets American Sign Language | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
How do you sign "new" words? The Deaf community works as a network, collectively brainstorming new sign language terms over the web, until dominant signs emerge.

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Why English Changes More Slowly Today Than It Did A Thousand Years Ago

Why English Changes More Slowly Today Than It Did A Thousand Years Ago | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
As languages acquire new speakers, spread to new geographic areas, and mingle with other languages, they change. But is that change happening as quickly as it once did?

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A man in the crowd yelled 'Marry me!' Her response was not exactly what he hoped for.

A man in the crowd yelled 'Marry me!' Her response was not exactly what he hoped for. | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
'Does that work out well for you, sir?'
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George Carlin - Euphemisms - YouTube

In the age when torture has become "enhanced interrogation techniques"; when the rich are "job creators"; when murdered children are "collateral damage"; it ...
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The Credibility Gap: How Sexism Shapes Human Knowledge | Soraya Chemaly | TEDxBarcelonaWomen - YouTube

It's a man's world...but what does that mean? Today, when you Google "Are Women...?" the most likely suggested answer you'll get is "Evil." What does the sup...
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Part 2 - China′s official response to emergencies is ′censorship′ | Asia | DW.COM | 18.08.2015

Part 2 - China′s official response to emergencies is ′censorship′ | Asia | DW.COM | 18.08.2015 | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
As Tianjin residents struggle to find answers, China has imposed heavy restrictions on independent media trying to cover the deadly explosions that rocked the port city. DW spoke to China expert Isabel Hilton.
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Part 1 - Language & Power - China 'has breached terms of Hong Kong handover' - Telegraph

Part 1 - Language & Power - China 'has breached terms of Hong Kong handover' - Telegraph | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
China has breached an agreement set when Hong Kong was handed back, but there is little the UK can do about it, says head of foreign affairs committee
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Part 2 - Mom sports bikini to raise awareness of body acceptance

Idaho mom, Amy Pence - Brown sported a bikini on a busy Boise street to raise awareness of body acceptance. Idaho mom, Amy Pence - Brown sported a bikini on ...
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English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because." 

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Cal Telfer's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:00 PM

language evolution

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Is any word untranslatable?

Is any word untranslatable? | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | 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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8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | 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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Gender-neutral communication: how to do it

Gender-neutral communication: how to do it | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
The English language reinforces patriarchy, but we can use the language to counter it instead.

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Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage? - The New Yorker

Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage? - The New Yorker | Lang & Lit Articles Parts 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
For most of their lives, bilinguals might not show any real benefits. The true edge may come far later.

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