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Is language unique to humans?

Is language unique to humans? | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Animals communicate with each other, and sometimes with us. But that’s where the similarity between animals and us ends, as Jason Goldman explains.
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30 Awesome British Slang Terms You Should Start Using Immediately

30 Awesome British Slang Terms You Should Start Using Immediately | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
If you've ever fancied incorporating some British slang terms into your vernacular, check out our list of some of the best slang to use...
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10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean

10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
We may have invented the English language but that doesn’t mean our version is always understood by those who share […]
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#1 Grammar and Spell checker

#1 Grammar and Spell checker | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Improve your English using wisdom of crowds
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A grammar checker that might actually work

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20 words that once meant something very different

20 words that once meant something very different | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Words change meaning all the time -- and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that used to mean something totally different.
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Toilet Vocabulary & Phrases - Free Spoken English Lesson

Toilet Vocabulary - Free Spoken English Lesson One of the most useful things you can learn in English language is how to ask for the toilet! As they say, whe...
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Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs for ESL Students

Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs for ESL Students | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
The wise ESL and EFL teacher should spend extra time making sure that his or her students understand common words used as homonyms, homophones, and homographs. This can only be done through practice.
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English Grammar: The Sentence · engVid

English Grammar: The Sentence · engVid | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
English Grammar: The Sentence. Do you know how to build a sentence in English? In this lesson, you will learn the basic parts of a simple sentence, or independent clause. Knowing this will make it easier to understand any sentence in ...
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15 Grammatically Correct Sentences That Most People Find Impossible. Good Luck.

15 Grammatically Correct Sentences That Most People Find Impossible. Good Luck. | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
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Register for free with busuu.com - the language learning community!

Register for free with busuu.com - the language learning community! | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
busuu.com is a free online community for learning languages. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide. Enhance your language learning with our online languages courses.
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Language: The Differences Between American and British English Spellings Explained

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Anyone who is good at German learns English better

Anyone who is good at German learns English better | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Your literacy skills in your first language heavily influence the learning of a foreign language. Thus, anyone who reads and writes German well is likely to transfer this advantage to English – regardless of the age of onset of foreign language learning. Foreign language lessons at an early age, however, pay off less than was previously assumed. In fact, they can even have a negative impact on the first language in the short run, as a linguist reveals in her long-term study involving 200 Zurich
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Pleasure of learning new words

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From our very first years, we are intrinsically motivated to learn new words and their meanings. First language acquisition occurs within a permanent emotional interaction between parents and children. However, the exact mechanism behind the human drive to acquire communicative linguistic skills is yet to be established.
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10 Words and Phrases That Cause Confusion Between Brits and Americans

10 Words and Phrases That Cause Confusion Between Brits and Americans | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
There are many opportunities for linguistic confusion between Brits and Americans—slang, Southern slang and pronunciations can all cause blank looks, […]
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"Welcome to New York. It's been waiting for you."

"Welcome to New York. It's been waiting for you." | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
What is it about NYC that has Taylor Swift so inspired? See for yourself. #w2ny
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Taylor Swift explains some New York vocab.

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For grammar geeks: 'Grammar Revolution' the documentary - Los Angeles Times

For grammar geeks: 'Grammar Revolution' the documentary - Los Angeles Times | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Be careful where you put that preposition.
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Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest - New York Times (blog)

Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest - New York Times (blog) | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words from our Word of the Day feature, and post a link here by Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Eastern.
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Good grammar: r ur children txt mad? - Telegraph.co.uk

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Chart: How To Use 15 Punctuation Marks, In Order Of Difficulty - DesignTAXI.com

Chart: How To Use 15 Punctuation Marks, In Order Of Difficulty - DesignTAXI.com | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
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Curtis Newbold, who runs a blog called The Visual Communication Guy, has come up with an informative chart...
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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

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Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.
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Bad Grammar award reveals shortlist of English language offenders

Bad Grammar award reveals shortlist of English language offenders | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
The NHS, Tesco and Tristram Hunt among 'people and institutions who should know better' in line for badge of shame
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Word Frequency Counter

Word Frequency Counter
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Paste or type in your text to count the frequency usage of each word. A personal concordancer....

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