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Bonus Video: Words

Bonus Video: Words | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video (made to accompany our Words episode), filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of the power of language.
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America's Secret Slang - Episodes, Video & Schedule - HISTORY.com

America's Secret Slang - Episodes, Video & Schedule - HISTORY.com | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Check out America’s Secret Slang, a show that explores the unique phrases that Americans use and the secret messages that those words hold. Find out more at History.com.
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11 words that are much older than you think

11 words that are much older than you think | Linguistics | Scoop.it
David Shariatmadari: Buzzwords: The 'recency illusion' makes us believe words and phrases we've just noticed are new.
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Voices of the land

Voices of the land | Linguistics | Scoop.it
In a bluestone former school building in Port Augusta, now a campus of the University of Adelaide, four generations of Barngarla people sit conference-style around a table. Harry Dare, a local elder, wears a snug beanie pulled down to his eyebrows: a ganoo-ganoo moona, or “warm and sheltered hat”. His sister Patricia sits at the opposite side of the table, long white hair pulled off her face with a comb. A handful of children have been raiding the sugar packets at the tea station but now sit quietly, drawing pictures.
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One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics?

One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
"You speak Romulan, Cadet?" "All three dialects, sir." –Lt. Uhura, Star Trek, 2009. Somewhere out in space, in the Beta quadrant of the Star Trek Universe, there's a planet called Romulus. It's a planet a bit bigger than Earth, and has about 18 billion people on it. But Earth, with...
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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests | Linguistics | Scoop.it
When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.
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Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development - US News

Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development - US News | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds
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Emoji: the first truly global language? - The Guardian

Emoji: the first truly global language? - The Guardian | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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11 languages spoken by 11 people or fewer

11 languages spoken by 11 people or fewer | Linguistics | Scoop.it
The Brazilian language Jabutí has almost as many names as it does speakers
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Linguists Stumble Upon Koro, a ‘Hidden’ Language in India

Linguists Stumble Upon Koro, a ‘Hidden’ Language in India | Linguistics | Scoop.it
A research team came across a “hidden” language, known locally as Koro, completely new to the world outside a few rural communities in northeastern India.
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Elephants can tell difference between human languages

Elephants can tell difference between human languages | Linguistics | Scoop.it
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said Monday.
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3 ways to speak English

3 ways to speak English | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
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The world's English mania

The world's English mania | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English -- "the world's second language" -- by the thousands.
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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music. | Linguistics | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
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Economic success drives language extinction

Economic success drives language extinction | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Thriving economies are the biggest factor in the disappearance of minority languages and conservation should focus on the most developed countries where languages are vanishing the fastest, finds a new study.
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The complete guide to swearing at work

The complete guide to swearing at work | Linguistics | Scoop.it
For those of us with a fondness for profanity, testing the bounds of cursing in the workplace can feel at once satisfying—and fucking terrifying.
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NZ failing support for threatened Pasifika languages, say linguists - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

NZ failing support for threatened Pasifika languages, say linguists - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Scoop.co.nz (press release) NZ failing support for threatened Pasifika languages, say linguists Scoop.co.nz (press release) Pasifika and Māori cultural well-being is under threat through the decline of native language speakers – with some Pacific...
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Save the Fav, Twitter's Digital Body Language

Save the Fav, Twitter's Digital Body Language | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Twitter is changing what happens when you press “favorite” in response to a tweet. The move could put an end to one of the most useful nonverbal cues on the Internet.
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This Pronoun Will Make You Irresistible to Women

This Pronoun Will Make You Irresistible to Women | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Wired magazine published "How to Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile, in 25 Infographics," a large-scale statistical study of which words and phrases correlate with high numbers of responses to online dating ads. For example, mentioning "yoga" or "surfing" in your ad was found to have a...
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Which Outlets Aren't Calling The Redskins 'The Redskins'? A Short History

Which Outlets Aren't Calling The Redskins 'The Redskins'? A Short History | Linguistics | Scoop.it
The Washington Post, the Redskins hometown paper, is now the latest big media outlet to stop using the NFL team's name. It's a stance newspapers and writers have been taking going back to the '90s.
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CristinaSkyBox: Do You Know the History of the English Language?

CristinaSkyBox: Do You Know the History of the English Language? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
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The gentle genius of bonobos

The gentle genius of bonobos | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.
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