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Boston Globe: 'How Twitter language reveals your gender' (via @bgzimmer)

Boston Globe: 'How Twitter language reveals your gender' (via @bgzimmer) | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it

Researchers can use Twitter data to predict your gender with 88% accuracy


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Researchers to study 200 years of UK parliamentary language - Zee News

Researchers to study 200 years of UK parliamentary language - Zee News | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Researchers to study 200 years of UK parliamentary language Zee News London: British linguistics experts will analyse over 2.3 billion words, compiled from speeches made by lawmakers over the past 200 years, to determine the change parliamentary...
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English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because."  (RT @Keffy: yessssss linguistics forever "@SofiaSamatar: English has a new preposition, because Internet.

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A newborn English preposition!
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Which parts of an English language class should be flipped?

This is a quick 'crowdsourcing' questionnaire to explore the role of the 'flipped' approach within English language (EFL or ESL) teaching.

 


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New discoveries with language learning robots

New discoveries with language learning robots | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Robots can develop basic language skills through interaction with a human, according to new results.
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Death of a Language - Who Is to Blame? - AllAfrica.com

Death of a Language - Who Is to Blame? - AllAfrica.com | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Death of a Language - Who Is to Blame?AllAfrica.comWe all know them. And we have them with us. Children. With proudly Zimbabwean Shona names - Tawananyasha, Zvikomborero, Anotidaishe, Nokutenda, ...
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Human Language - Science Updates - Science NetLinks

Human Language - Science Updates - Science NetLinks | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest that language is not only universal among humans, but also has universal properties that are unique to the language of human beings...
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The art of assessing conversation

The art of assessing conversation | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Testing speaking in a relaxed setting can give a more accurate measure of ability...
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BBC - Tribe - Language

BBC Two's Tribe series follows explorer Bruce Parry as he lives amongst and attempts to understand these remote islands of indigenous culture as the pressures of the modern world exceedingly encroach on their existence...
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Books Direct: "My Dog Understands English" by Cherise Kelley

Books Direct: "My Dog Understands English" by Cherise Kelley | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
"My Dog Understands English" by Cherise Kelley http://t.co/mX5anMwuYE via @lyndajdickson
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er okay maybe to a point - I haven't checked this book so not sure. Any thoughts?

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International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English

International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it

The ICNALE includes more than one million words of controlled essays written by college students in ten countries and areas in Asia as well as those by English native speakers. The ICNALE is one of the largest learner corpora publicly available and a reliable database for a contrastive interlanguage analysis of Asian learners as well as studies of World Englishes in Asia.


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Lessons in the Old Language by Matthew Bronson

Lessons in the Old Language by Matthew Bronson | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
"Long ago, people and animals and spirits and plants all communicated in the same way. Then something happened." Linguist Matthew Bronson examines how language can shape our relationships to people, places and things.

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Are regional dialects in danger?

Are regional dialects in danger? | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Dialect aficionados gather in Morpeth to celebrate and discuss the state of dialects in the UK.
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How useful is Tesol academic research? - The Guardian

How useful is Tesol academic research? - The Guardian | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
The GuardianHow useful is Tesol academic research?The GuardianIt only very rarely deals with pedagogical issues such as classroom management and discipline, homework, teaching heterogeneous classes, using the coursebook, exams and so on.

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Noam Chomsky visits Gaza - Press TV

Noam Chomsky visits Gaza - Press TV | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Press TVNoam Chomsky visits GazaPress TVThe 84 year-old intellectual, along with 10 other international intellectuals, accepted the invitation to Gaza to participate in the First International Conference of Applied Linguistics and Literature at the...
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Can Thinking in a Foreign Language Reduce Our Decision-Making Biases? | ALTA Language Services

Can Thinking in a Foreign Language Reduce Our Decision-Making Biases? | ALTA Language Services | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Can Thinking in a Foreign Language Reduce Our Decision-Making Biases?
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Justin Bieber wants to perfect English accent - Monsters and Critics.com

Justin Bieber wants to perfect English accent - Monsters and Critics.com | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Monsters and Critics.comJustin Bieber wants to perfect English accentMonsters and Critics.comJustin Bieber wants lessons to perfect his English accent, after being praised for imitating a British person well in a recent interview.and more »...
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Hypnosis Using Language: A Simple "How To" Guide - Huffington Post (blog)

Hypnosis Using Language: A Simple "How To" Guide - Huffington Post (blog) | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Hypnosis Using Language: A Simple "How To" GuideHuffington Post (blog)Every word you use and how you use it creates a picture in the the mind. It may create a powerful emotional state. Your words shape not only your reality but the ...
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Translation Tools Could Save Less-Used Languages - Technology Review

Translation Tools Could Save Less-Used Languages - Technology Review | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Languages that aren't used online risk being left behind. New translation technology from Google and Microsoft could help them catch up.
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Why the Rules of Language Are Both Arbitrary and Essential

Why the Rules of Language Are Both Arbitrary and Essential | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Nature or nurture. Love it or leave it. If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.
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It's official: Twitter kills the Queen's English

It's official: Twitter kills the Queen's English | Language and linguistics | Scoop.it
Purportedly finding itself increasingly irrelevant in an age of 140-character Twitter speak and text abbreviations, the unofficial British guardian of proper English is calling it quits. OMG!
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