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W-wa Jeziorki: Should schools teach languages - or Language?

W-wa Jeziorki: Should schools teach languages - or Language? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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On language teaching (and Language teaching)

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Jos Tellings - Numbered examples in LaTeX

Jos Tellings - Numbered examples in LaTeX | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Comparison of numbered examples packages for LaTeX
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On alternatives/enhancements of linguex

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Amizagh look to regain language in Libya

Amizagh look to regain language in Libya | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Minority group, banned from practising its culture under Muammar Gadaffi, aims to relearn mother tongue in new Libya.
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Three scenarios for the future of linguistics publishing | Free Science Blog

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Blogpost by Martin Haspelmath

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Changing the Bathwater, Keeping the Baby - Betchablog

Changing the Bathwater, Keeping the Baby - Betchablog | Linguistics | Scoop.it
What do you think are the timeless things, the valuable things? The things that, no matter how much we end up changing, you would not want to lose?
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Not exactly linguistics, but on education more generally

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Language Innateness - Jan-Wouter Zwart vs. Dan Everett - YouTube

To celebrate the launch of their programme in multilingualism the University of Groningen and the University Campus Fryslân organised a seminal event entitle...
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Eddie Izzard - Force Majeure - English Language - YouTube

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Eddie Izzard on the development of modern English

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50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice | Linguistics | Scoop.it
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Strunk and White's much-loved The Elements of Style. But Geoffrey K. Pullum won't be celebrating.
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Cold case: A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian - MIT Media ...

Cold case: A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian - MIT Media ... | Linguistics | Scoop.it
What interests Pesetsky most about this mess are the rules of grammatical case: the prefixes and suffixes that, in many languages, tell us what part of speech a word holds in a given sentence.
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A teaser for David Pesetsky's recent book

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Editorial: Why We Oppose Gold Open Access | Hunter | feminists@law

Editorial: Why We Oppose Gold Open Access
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Critiques of Gold Open Access

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Contiguous Synchronicity Development Location: Open Access Linguistics: You're Doing It Wrong

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Reasons not to publish in the " Open Journal of Modern Linguistics"

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VOLUME 22(1), Winter 2012 | McGill Working Papers in Linguistics - McGill University

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LAGB fact sheets

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A (unfortunately no longer maintained) page on language facts, collected by Dick Hudson

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LINGUIST List 25.1310: Calls: Socioling, Anthropological Ling, Language Acq, Discourse Analysis, Applied Ling/UK

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Conference on Language Identities

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Language and Thought - Geoff Pullum vs. Guillaume Thierry - YouTube

To celebrate the launch of their programme in multilingualism the University of Groningen and the University Campus Fryslân organised a seminal event entitle...
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Because Chomsky | Brighton Linguistics

Because Chomsky | Brighton Linguistics | Linguistics | Scoop.it
In a recent Guardian article Harry Ritchie asks the following question: ‘Why do we persist in thinking that Standard English is right, when it is spoken by
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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 | Linguistics | 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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While the title is quite promising, how the author manages to put Chomsky in the mixture remains a mystery

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While the title is quite promising, how the author manages to put Chomsky in the mixture remains a mystery

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BLOG: PhDs and the REF (Jonathan Kasstan)

BLOG: PhDs and the REF (Jonathan Kasstan) | Linguistics | Scoop.it
As a PhD candidate at a UK institution, it has been difficult lately not to notice the attention being paid to the looming Research Excellence Framework (or REF) cycle, which is due to be completed in 2014. To briefly explain for those readers who are unfamiliar with this: the REF is a system employed in the UK to quantify and assess the quality of research output by academics in Higher Education (HE) institutions. One important pillar of this exercise pertains to the level of ‘impact’ that can be gauged from the research submitted by a given institution. While this notion of ‘impact’ is taken in quite a broad sense, the REF does outline that research ‘impact’ concerning beneficiaries such as individuals and communities etc. should show, among other things, that ‘public understanding has improved; public debate has been … Continue reading →
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Interesting overview of REFs and some pointers to discussions of researchers' responsibility to the speech communities they engage with

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