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War Made Easy (2007)

War Made Easy (2007) | Language Issues | Scoop.it
70 minutes | War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another fro
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Language in Conflict - Language in Conflict in Babel magazine

Language in Conflict - Language in Conflict in Babel magazine | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Language in Conflict is a web platform dedicated to encouraging understanding, discussion and cooperation between those working in linguistics and conflict resolution.
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How Dystopian Stories Provide Cautionary Tales for Now and the Future

How Dystopian Stories Provide Cautionary Tales for Now and the Future | Language Issues | Scoop.it
6 minutes | The genre of dystopia – the ‘not good place’– has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for centuries. But why do we bother with all this pessimism? Alex Gendler explain
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See how politicians’ language has changed over time

See how politicians’ language has changed over time | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Have you ever listened really closely to the words politicians use and the shape of their sentences? The website and writing app Grammarly decided to do just that — at an algorithmic level — and analyzed the debate transcripts of major presidential candidates from 1960 to today. For instance, how [...]
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Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read

Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read | Language Issues | Scoop.it
The Long Read: As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport
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Richard Branson tries to smear Corbyn, and gets busted by his own passengers [OPINION] | The Canary

Richard Branson tries to smear Corbyn, and gets busted by his own passengers [OPINION] | The Canary | Language Issues | Scoop.it
A train tycoon opposes the nationalisation of trains
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White working class are victims of discrimination - but not because of their race, says report

Unheard and ignored, the white working class are the victims of discrimination, but not because of their race.
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How much of this is down to media representations of class?
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How language transformed humanity

How language transformed humanity | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.
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Independence Day is almost here – YOUR Vote Counts!

Independence Day is almost here – YOUR Vote Counts! | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Conservative blogger Robert Barnes writes an exclusive article for Get Britain Out: In just over 3 week’s time, the British people go to the polls in the most important plebiscite in over 4
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Identify persuasive techniques and bias.

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Black man is washed whiter in China’s racist detergent advert

Black man is washed whiter in China’s racist detergent advert | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Laundry product firm denies racial slur in commercial that has outraged the world
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Language in Conflict - Language and the Syrian conflict

Language in Conflict - Language and the Syrian conflict | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Language in Conflict is a web platform dedicated to encouraging understanding, discussion and cooperation between those working in linguistics and conflict resolution.
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It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English

It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Why do we persist in thinking that standard English is right, when it is spoken by only 15% of the British population? Linguistics-loving Harry Ritchie blames Noam Chomsky
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Language has the power to disarm the concerned citizen

Language has the power to disarm the concerned citizen | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Steven Poole is utterly confused by the words chosen to explain the US-EU trade agreement – mission accomplished, then
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Language in Conflict - Language in Conflict

Language in Conflict - Language in Conflict | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Language in Conflict is a web platform dedicated to encouraging understanding, discussion and cooperation between those working in linguistics and conflict resolution.
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Is Isis the ultimate evil? They would love you to think so | Owen Jones

Is Isis the ultimate evil? They would love you to think so | Owen Jones | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Presenting Isis as iconic demons obscures the symbiotic relationship between jihadis and the west
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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French government ‘suppressed torture’ of Bataclan victims

French government ‘suppressed torture’ of Bataclan victims | Language Issues | Scoop.it
A government committee has heard that policemen on the scene of the attacks last November vomited after witnessing victims of horrendous torture lying dead on the second floor of the Paris nightclub.
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4 Problems with the Way the Media Depicts Poor People

4 Problems with the Way the Media Depicts Poor People | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Media representation isn’t enough; diverse, accurate media representation is essential. Here are four cliche representations of poor people that don't fit that bill.
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Media representation of the poor in America
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How should the media cover terror attacks? Readers' views

How should the media cover terror attacks? Readers' views | Language Issues | Scoop.it
What do you think of how the media reports terrorism? Catch up on our live debate on this topic
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Reporting on atrocities: it is vital that we measure every word with care

Reporting on atrocities: it is vital that we measure every word with care | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Covering this summer’s horrific succession of attacks has involved difficult decisions and nuanced judgments. Mistakes can threaten a news organisation’s reputation
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Why the plan to rename Pikachu has made Hong Kong angry - BBC News

Why the plan to rename Pikachu has made Hong Kong angry - BBC News | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Nintendo's upcoming Pokemon games are causing controversy in Hong Kong because of plans to give Pikachu and his friends Mandarin names.
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Language in Conflict - In the News

Language in Conflict - In the News | Language Issues | Scoop.it
Language in Conflict is a web platform dedicated to encouraging understanding, discussion and cooperation between those working in linguistics and conflict resolution.In the News
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The Language Animal by Charles Taylor review – how words change our world

The Language Animal by Charles Taylor review – how words change our world | Language Issues | Scoop.it
For the whole of his distinguished career in philosophy Taylor has argued in favour of the idea that language doesn’t simply map our world but creates it. This is the definitive statement of the case
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In defence of 'basically'

The word police often target this humble adverb. But have they really thought it through?, asks Steven Poole
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