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25 maps that explain the English language

25 maps that explain the English language | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
From Beowulf to Wikipedia, here's how English grew, spread, and changed.
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Singapore terms join Oxford English Dictionary - BBC News

Singapore terms join Oxford English Dictionary - BBC News | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Several Singaporean and Hong Kong English terms, including "wah", "shiok", and "yum cha", are now officially recognised as acceptable English.
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What I learned from teaching English in North Korea | ideas.ted.com

What I learned from teaching English in North Korea | ideas.ted.com | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Suki Kim posed as an English teacher at an all-male university in Pyongyang. In this excerpt from her book, she describes the experience
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Why is Canadian English unique?

Why is Canadian English unique? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes James Harbeck.
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Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real languages?

View full lesson on TED-ED: What do Game of Thrones' Dothraki, Avatar's Na'vi, Star Trek's Klingon and LOTR's Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 4, 2014 10:54 AM

This TED ED video lesson brings up some important questions to ponder for cultural geography (and uses some popular fantasy/science fiction examples to do it).   For languages that are spoken by actual populations, they often 'borrow' vocabulary from other languages, making some ask the question, can loan words damage language integrity? 

 

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How did English become a Language full of "word twins"?

How did English become a Language full of "word twins"? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
English is full of words that mysteriously have twins. Here's how it got that way.
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Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

Why Is English Spelling So Weird? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way.
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When Shakespeare committed word crimes | ideas.ted.com

When Shakespeare committed word crimes | ideas.ted.com | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Shakespeare coined new words when he needed -- or merely wanted -- them. Can you guess which words were invented by the Bard?
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English is for everybody

English is for everybody | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The language we speak shapes our identity and our society. So let’s celebrate the diversity of English dialects.
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ReadWriteThink Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

ReadWriteThink Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
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