First-time English translation of 1909 German sci-fi novel DigitalJournal.com According to Amazon, this English translation has been published “for the first time, to celebrate its 100th anniversary [many of which] have never before been read by...
Euphemisms are causing the English language to erode The Justice It is a common theme in the media to say the uneducated youth, or other delinquent urbanites, are polluting or helping to dismantle the English language through the use of slang or...
Anybody Who Says Buzzwords to Describe Startups and Technology Should Be Zapped in the Head by Gizmodo UK. Synergy! Gamification! Likes! Viral! They're all awful bullshit buzzwords that marketing folks love to use to spin their product.
Today Oxford University Press announces the latest quarterly update to Oxford Dictionaries Online, its free online dictionary of current English. If vocabulary is your guilty pleasure, join us in a group hug to celebrate this diverse selection of new words. Genius! Let’s set the scene. Your OH has decided it’s date night, and although he isn’t exactly ripped he has great emotional intelligence and made an effort with his new soul patch, so as a treat you decided to get vajazzled. Think that sounds ridic, or even douchey? Research from the Oxford Dictionaries team shows that these terms have made their way into common usage, hence their inclusion in the quarterly update of new words and meanings. Other additions inspired by contemporary culture include micropig, hosepipe ban, and e-cigarette. The world of technology remains a major influence on the English language, with innovative advances reflected in new entries including NFC (near field communications), 3D printing, and e-learning. Social media also continues to shape language evolution: tweeps, video chat, lifecasting, and hat tip are among the latest words to make their Oxford dictionary debut, whilst acronyms regularly used online (from lolz to UI and UX) have also been recognized. Head of Online Dictionaries Glynnis Keir provided the following takeaway: “The rich variety of new words from all manner of sources and levels of formality – popular culture, science, technology, politics, etc. – is striking in this update. I hope you enjoy our choices for inclusion: all carefully researched from evidence of the part these words, phrases, and acronyms currently play in our language. Oxford Dictionaries Online is an innovative free dictionary and language reference service and, with its regular updates, we aim to add more and more value to user experience.”
Interesting article on the secondary term formation within the EU and concept & term transfer between different languages and legal systems.
K.Perruzo presents the results of her analysis carried out on a corpus of EU both legally and non-legally binding documents dealing with the standing of victims in criminal proceedings and victims' rights in EU- English and EU-Italian.
The Research and Development Unit for English Studies (RDUES) at Birmingham City University aims to carry out fundamental and applied research in corpus linguistics to develop new descriptions of the language in use.