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How the World's Newest 'Mixed' Language Was Invented

How the World's Newest 'Mixed' Language Was Invented | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Light Warlpiri in Northern Australia blends English with an indigenous tongue.
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Why Profanity Is Changing—for the Better

Why Profanity Is Changing—for the Better | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Curse words, obscenities, and other taboo utterances—much like the individuals who resort to them in fits of rage—tend to not be known for their stability. They change, fluctuate, shape-shift.
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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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Haters Gonna Hate, As Shown On A Map : NPR

Haters Gonna Hate, As Shown On A Map : NPR | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Over at Humboldt State University in California, geography professor Monica Stephens sorted through geotagged racial slurs on Twitter for a year. And then she put them on a map.
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Colorless Green Ideas Found Sleeping Furiously

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Researchers from Stanford University today announced the discovery of a cave in South America full of colorless green ideas.
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4 Changes to English So Subtle We Hardly Notice They're Happening

4 Changes to English So Subtle We Hardly Notice They're Happening | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
These days, it's possible to spot subtle linguistic changes by analyzing large digital collections of text.
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Prepositions: The super-handy and horribly confusing widgets of language

Prepositions: The super-handy and horribly confusing widgets of language | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
To, from, of, by: The little linguistic bits that we use to fit in gaps and hold things together or keep them apart. But it's all rather arbitrary.
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A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds

A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds | sociolinguistics | Scoop.it
Voiced alveolar stop and breathy-voiced low back unrounded vowel — better known as duhhh (Next best thing to porn for my inner linguistics geek: a linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds http://t.co/yc5Sjisvy0)...
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