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Children's stories inspire reading at all ages

Children's stories inspire reading at all ages | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
DECATUR – Every winter after the first snow, retired teacher John Pierce would read a funny book to his class titled “Thomas' Snowsuit.”

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21 Amazing Last Lines From Literature That Will Make You Want To Read The Whole Book

21 Amazing Last Lines From Literature That Will Make You Want To Read The Whole Book | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
A book's final sentence is the ribbon on a packaged plot, tied neatly and prettily before an author hands her story over to her readers' imaginations for good. It's a last chance for a good first impression.

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Fred Stenson's curator insight, February 26, 2015 11:38 AM

I put the two side-by-side lists of novel endings (no Canadian novels, I'm afraid) here to demonstrate how I think these lists should and shouldn't be done. This one from the Huff Post is 21 "amazing last lines" (which are taken from all over the world and history). The one from Utne Reader professes to be the "100 best last lines from novels." The Utne ones are almost all American for starters which is presumptuous. Are most great novels and great last lines American? Possibly but I doubt it. And why say "best" when you are probably not in a position to be able to say such a grand thing. How much better to say, as Huff Post, does that these are "21 amazing endings," which is probably true and not pretending to more than it can deliver--and not insulting. FS

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All Nobel Prizes in Literature

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Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

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Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
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Learning in your mother tongue first is key to success at school | The National

Learning in your mother tongue first is key to success at school | The National | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
A child educated in his or her original language is more likely to achieve bilingualism and get better school results, says Kyungah Kristy Bang

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Should Pidgin English Be Taught In Our Schools?

Should Pidgin English Be Taught In Our Schools? | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Many things are being simplified in a bid to make life easier. The forms and structures of the English language have changed from what we used to know, even the spelling of hitherto complex words has been made simple.

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New publication: Elements of Hermeneutic Pragmatics

New publication: Elements of Hermeneutic Pragmatics | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Can linguistic pragmatics be developed without the need to formulate rules, criteria or maxims? The author argues that rules as they have been conceived of within pragmatics, particularly speech ac...
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Translation vs. transcreation - the difference is cultural - Advertising - BizReport

Translation is just the first step towards addressing your audience in a language they understand. To truly translate marketing messages, however, there's another step that marketers must consider - transcreation.

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Books of the year 2014: Fiction in translation

Books of the year 2014: Fiction in translation | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Foreign blockbusters often arrive in English fairly late. Yet few page-turning entertainments can ever have waited so long as Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange (translated by Malcolm Lyons; Penguin Classics, £25).

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Discourse and Word Order (Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series)

Discourse and Word Order (Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series) | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Discourse and Word Order (Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series) Offer Price $131.40 ISBN:1556190123 Authors Dr. Olga T.
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Celtic and the History of the English Language

Celtic and the History of the English Language | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
A little while ago a link to this list of 23 maps and charts on language went around on Twitter. It's full of interesting stuff on linguistic diversity and the genetic relationships among languages...

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ryan davis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:14 AM

The English language has taken a long journey to get where it is today. It even sailed across an ocean to get here.It overcame all of the Native American languages that were present here in America at that time. RD

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C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

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How great books both change us and make us more ourselves.

"A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another," Rebecca Solnit wr
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Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is ni...
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RSA Animate - Language as a Window into Human Nature

In this new RSA Animate, renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite me...
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22 Things You'd Never Hear An English Literature Student Say

22 Things You'd Never Hear An English Literature Student Say | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
"But that's not what the author could have possibly meant!"
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Which books would make today's list of 100 greatest children's novels?

Which books would make today's list of 100 greatest children's novels? | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Top authors and former poets laureate have been nominating their favourite children’s books – what would you add to a modern rollcall of classics ?

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What is Literature for?

Why should we spend our time reading novels and poems when, out there, big things are going on? SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week:http://tiny...
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Spanish is the world's HAPPIEST language - but where does English rank?

Spanish is the world's HAPPIEST language - but where does English rank? | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Spanish proved the happiest, with Brazilian, Portuguese, and Indonesian also featuring high up

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The Language Ctr's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:20 AM

English is in the top five for "happiest language"

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20 Magical Children's Christmas Books To Read Aloud

20 Magical Children's Christmas Books To Read Aloud | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Heartwarming stories of the season that children and adults will love.

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The face of children's literature is about to change

The face of children's literature is about to change | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Almost half of U.S. children have a minority background, but you rarely see them in books. One group wants to change that, and research shows more diverse books could lead to a more tolerant generation.

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Fisun Remzieva's curator insight, January 4, 2015 10:54 AM

Volgens mij in dit artikel zit een grote dosis waarheid, die spijtig genoeg in een bepaald moment laat sommige van de mensen en vooral de kinderen denken dat boeken lezen een marteling of een soort van straf is, omdat alles weer en weer terugkomt maar deze keer met geen enkele passie, creativiteit of onvoorspelbaarheid, die we vroeger gezien of gelezen hebben.
Door dit feit  kan ook zijn dat het ook een van de oorzaken is waarom de kinderen soms slecht op school presteren...ja, naatuurlijk gaat het kind zonder interesse blijven staan als hij teleurgesteld is van al de boeken met dezelfde personages die alleen deze keer andere namen hebben en op het kaft de naam van iemands anders als auteur staat.
Daarom heeft onze generatie gevarieerde boeken nodig, maar hebben wij daarvoor hedendaagse auteurs die capabel genoeg zijn om dit te realiseren is een andere kwestie... 

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The translation of the Gallic faith into the Roman pantheon - Ancient Origins

The translation of the Gallic faith into the Roman pantheon - Ancient Origins | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
The continental neighbors of the Romans, the Gallic tribes were considered barbaric entities which the Republic and Empire attempted to colonize multiple times.  Stretching through modern day Fra...
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Translate this: ‘Translation is an act of self-discovery’ – The Express Tribune

Translate this: ‘Translation is an act of self-discovery’ – The Express Tribune | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Dr Memon is a prolif­ic writer and has transl­ated from Englis­h and Arabic to Urdu and from Urdu to Englis­h.

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Corpus Pragmatics A Handbook | Semantics and pragmatics

Corpus Pragmatics A Handbook | Semantics and pragmatics | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Here, prominent figures in linguistics, including Noam Chomsky and Barbara H. Partee, offer new insights into the nature of linguistic meaning.
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English Pronunciation - The Poke

English Pronunciation - The Poke | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

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