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How the Northern Cities Shift Is Revolutionizing the English Language

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On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of...
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Domingo - El Universal – Revista semanal del periódico líder en noticias y clasificados - Buen día, ¿puedo pasar a su compu?

Domingo - El Universal – Revista semanal del periódico líder en noticias y clasificados - Buen día, ¿puedo pasar a su compu? | Language at Work | Scoop.it
Buen día, ¿puedo pasar a su compu?...
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Learning with 'e's: The importance of being networked by Steve Wheeler

"We have an innate need to talk to others, to share and compare, reify our own ideas, learn from each other, and gain a sense of belonging to a group of like minded others. This is a deep seated human trait that many psychologists down through the years have researched."

 

Comment: why do we network? Because our psyche makes us, says Steve Wheeler. Yes, but what is it in our nature (or is it nurture?) that also makes us greedy and wont to exploit others? Or does the attitude we adopt - share without expecting immediate returns or exploit whenever we can get away with it - depend on the context, the setting in which we are asked to share? I hope it does, for then there is a future for networked learning the cMOOC-way and not just the xMOOC-way (peter sloep)


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English Grammar Lessons

A simple website where you can  revise your grammar, with lots of interactive exercises.


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Why You Don’t Want a Robot in Your Kitchen

Why You Don’t Want a Robot in Your Kitchen | Language at Work | Scoop.it
"Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?" the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sarcastically asked Richard Nixon in the now infamous Kitchen Debate of 1959.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read | Language at Work | Scoop.it

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”

 

Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science...

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Literary Theory [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

Crash course in Literary Theory.


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