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Video: Should schools ban slang from the classroom? – video debate

After a London school banned some slang words, writers Lindsay Johns and Michael Rosen discuss how children learn what language to use in different social settingsMichael RosenLindsay JohnsPhil MaynardLeah Green...

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The Grammarphobia Blog: Texicography

The Grammarphobia Blog: Texicography | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Why do some people pronounce (and write) the verb "text" and the past tense "texted" as "tex" and "texed"?
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Baby Sign Language Dictionary | Linguistics Girl

Baby Sign Language Dictionary | Linguistics Girl | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Dictionary of baby sign language. Discover the American Sign Language signs for frequent words used for and by young children.
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Why don't Singaporeans try to speak proper English?

Why don't Singaporeans try to speak proper English? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 27): (Note: I wrote this post on the iPhone app without realising it came from a non-Singaporean. Still, everything I've said stands.)

Oh wow. You're spoiling for a fight.

Firstly, Singlish is not bad English.
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Korean overview (Specific Languages) Language Learning Forum

Korean overview (Specific Languages) Language Learning Forum | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Read Professor Arguelle's comments. Is Korean really more difficult to learn than Japanese?

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Marry, Merry, Mary

Marry, Merry, Mary | Linguistics | Scoop.it
[Ed. Note: In an earlier version of this article, I suggested I pronounce 'marry,' 'merry' and 'Mary' differently.  The opposite is true.  I pronounce them alike.] Do you pronounce 'marry,' 'merry,...

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Untranslatable Words, shows a lot about different cultures

Untranslatable Words, shows a lot about different cultures | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Почемучка :)

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Can you say the world's hardest tongue twister?

Can you say the world's hardest tongue twister? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
MIT researchers in Boston found that certain combinations of sounds appear to make people lose control of their mouths.
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This tongue twister is probably harder if said with an American accent. But definitely far too easy with a Singaporean accent.

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Johnson: Do different languages confer different personalities?

Johnson: Do different languages confer different personalities? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
LAST week, Johnson took a look at some of the advantages of bilingualism. These include better performance at tasks involving "executive function" (which involve the...
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Foreign student seeks Superman tutor: 48k for 16 weeks

Foreign student seeks Superman tutor: 48k for 16 weeks | Linguistics | Scoop.it
A Cambridge student is offering £48 000 for 16 weeks tutoring, the catch? You have to be perfect.
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Which is harder? Japanese or Korean?

Which is harder? Japanese or Korean? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
In my previous post, I compared the difficulty of Japanese and (Mandarin) Chinese by looking at several aspects of the two languages. As I suspected, this drew
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Why Ice Cream Sounds Fat and Crackers Sound Skinny

Why Ice Cream Sounds Fat and Crackers Sound Skinny | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Words carry weight. A linguist explains.

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Babel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 7:19 AM

Fascinating insight into why wordforms are not entirely arbitrary!

Kayeon Yoo's curator insight, January 15, 2014 1:09 PM

An interesting article about what kind of impression is created by different vowels. See if this is true in your first language! 

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When physicists do linguistics - The Boston Globe

When physicists do linguistics - The Boston Globe | Linguistics | Scoop.it
When physicists look at language, what do they see? For the five experts in physics who authored a recent paper in the journal Scientific Reports, language looks very much like a gas, with words bouncing around like particles.

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Interesting idea.

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