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Braggadocious? Never. Just excited about the Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update!

Braggadocious? Never. Just excited about the Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update! | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
?Having a mare of a week? With hump day over, the weekend is in sight and it?s time to start thinking about getting blootered on appletinis! Or do you pr ((I'm glad hump day finally made it)Tthe Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update!
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Blooming Twig on Twitter

Blooming Twig on Twitter | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Oh my! How precious. #BookHugs #BooksThatMatter #BloomingTwigBooks #BloomingTwig #Books pic.twitter.com/GpG0wiEzLL
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A Fascinating Survey of American Linguistic Culture Through Past Centuries (1998)

The history of linguistics in the United States begins with William Dwight Whitney, the first U.S.-taught academic linguist, who founded the American Philological .
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International Conferences 2015 - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit

International Conferences 2015 - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
We would like to inform our visitors that we are collecting only linguistics-related conferences on this page, and we cannot provide a notification service. Thank you for your understanding.
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The Beauty Of Rare Books - NYU Local

The Beauty Of Rare Books - NYU Local | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Do you live for the smell of old books? Are you secretly sure that you’ll meet your soul mate at The Strand by spotting them through a gap in the books, then proceed to have a quickie and each other poetry?
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OAC on Twitter

OAC on Twitter | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
And thus linguistics was born. @soclinganth @LingSocAm @linguistlist @LanguageLog @AAALinks pic.twitter.com/T90jb0lEpy
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El Español de los Estados Unidos

El Español de los Estados Unidos | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The first text in Spanish that synthesises and analyses up-to-date research on the varieties of Spanish spoken in the US.
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poetry is what happens

when nothing else

can.

poetry is what happens <br/><br/>when nothing else <br/><br/>can. | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Charles Bukowski, “Writing” (via wordsnquotes)
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Forensic linguistics: Do your e-mails, texts and tweets reveal clues to your identity?

Forensic linguistics: Do your e-mails, texts and tweets reveal clues to your identity? | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
An interesting overview of forensic linguistics in the Washington Post. Excerpt: 

In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a missing 4-year-old.
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New York Public Library to Host a Spelling Exhibit

New York Public Library to Host a Spelling Exhibit | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Visitors will find this small exhibit at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
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A Game of Monopoly With the Woman Who Wrote the Book on It - The New Yorker

A Game of Monopoly With the Woman Who Wrote the Book on It - The New Yorker | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
“Psychologically, it’s a weird game,” says Mary Pilon, whose new book traces the history of Monopoly to a stenographer-poet named Elizabeth Magie.
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Mind my language - The Hindu

Mind my language - The Hindu | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Feb 21 is International Mother Language Day, techies talk about how they keep themselves connected to their mother tongue although English is the lingua franca of Technopark
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Eat your words: Traumatic dinners put the linguini in linguistics - Mail & Guardian Online

Eat your words: Traumatic dinners put the linguini in linguistics - Mail & Guardian Online | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The more obscure the name of your pasta on the menu, the more you'll likely have to fork out when the bill comes.
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Awgni / አወነጊ / 'Awŋi: Awngi Language (Central Cushitic)

The Awgni language is a language of what is classified as the Central Cushitic subbranch of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.
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Welsh language protest over English only signs at the National Botanic Garden ... - South Wales Evening Post

Welsh language protest over English only signs at the National Botanic Garden ... - South Wales Evening Post | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
WELSH language campaigners are protesting against a breach of language duties by bosses at a Carmarthenshire attraction. Members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith showed their outrage at the National Botanic...
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Gaelic retailer says language is important economic generator in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca

Gaelic retailer says language is important economic generator in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Members of the Gaelic community are upset about a cut in the provincial government’s Gaelic Affairs department that will see 40 per cent of its staff eliminated.
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Why DIY translation is a false economy |

Why DIY translation is a false economy | | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
There seems to be a widely held misconception that any speaker of two languages can easily translate between them and I often hear stories of translations being
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Why does Hodor in Game of Thrones only say one word? Neuroscience explains

Why does Hodor in Game of Thrones only say one word? Neuroscience explains | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
George R. R. Martin's Hodor is a textbook example of someone with expressive aphasia.
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These Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Are More Addictive Than Smartphones

These Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Are More Addictive Than Smartphones | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Adulthood seems to be having a regressive moment. There’s preschool for adults in Brooklyn. And the Guardian reported on Sunday that half of the top sellers on Amazon’s U.K. site are coloring books for grown-ups.
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I love coloring books

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Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language

Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
A swirling celebration of one of the greatest creative icons of the twentieth century.
Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda was not only one of the
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I love Pablo Neruda

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How the Manx language came back from the dead - The Guardian

How the Manx language came back from the dead - The Guardian | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
In 2009 the Manx language was declared extinct. Today Isle of Man residents are using Twitter, music and schooling to help revive their ancestors’ mother tongue
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Why we can't live without books in pictures and words

Why we can't live without books in pictures and words | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Children’s authors and illustrators including Chris Riddell, Michael Morpurgo and Rachel Renee Russell tell us why they can’t live without books, as part of our World Book Day celebrations
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memoQ for Single-language Authoring and Editing (Introduction)

memoQ for Single-language Authoring and Editing (Introduction) | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The presentation shows the power and possibilities of Kilgray’s memoQ as an environment for original authoring in a single language and editing processes in which most of the features familiar in translation, such as memory databases, multilingual...
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Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, it just has to touch someone where your hands couldn’t.

Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, it just has to touch someone where your hands couldn’t. | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Rudy Akbarian (via purplebuddhaproject)
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Indo-European Languages Originated 6,000 Years Ago in Russian Grasslands | IFLScience

Indo-European Languages Originated 6,000 Years Ago in Russian Grasslands | IFLScience | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Proto-Indo-European is the ancestral tongue of 400 languages and dialects, including English, German, Italian, Greek, and Hindi.
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