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To better understand the wide variety of World Englishes. | grace1100

To better understand the wide variety of World Englishes. What can we do as learners and educators to better understand the wide variety of World Englishes? When I visited the Philippines, I struggled Tagalogish for several ...
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English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because."  (RT @Keffy: yessssss linguistics forever "@SofiaSamatar: English has a new preposition, because Internet.
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UN launches international essay contest to celebrate multilingualism - CHINA - Globaltimes.cn

UN launches international essay contest to celebrate multilingualism - CHINA - Globaltimes.cn | World Englishes | Scoop.it
The United Nations launched a contest on Monday, asking college students around the world to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalized world.
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The Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English

A reading of the Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English accompanied by the text so that one might learn it.

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Listen to a story told in a 6000-year-old extinct language

Listen to a story told in a 6000-year-old extinct language | World Englishes | Scoop.it
English — along with a whole host of languages spoken in Europe, India, and the Middle East — can be traced back to an ancient language that scholars call Proto Indo-European. (The origin of English is Proto-Indo European language.
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Mastering another language gives students 'an edge in life' - Reporter Newspapers

Mastering another language gives students 'an edge in life' - Reporter Newspapers | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Reporter Newspapers Mastering another language gives students 'an edge in life' Reporter Newspapers Ashford Park is one of six elementary schools that received state funding this year to implement dual-immersion programs, with a goal of helping...
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Role of educated speakers in language standardisation

Role of educated speakers in language standardisation | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Language standardisation has variously been described, for example by Einar Haugen, as a process involving the selection, codification, acceptance, and elaboration of a linguistic norm.
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Why you should learn a dead language

Why you should learn a dead language | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Learning a dead language might not be as useless as it sounds (Why you should learn a dead language http://t.co/MzTZsorI54 #Language #Philology #Linguistics)...
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Being Multilingual: Teaching languages vs. teaching learners

Being Multilingual: Teaching languages vs. teaching learners | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Urban myth: “accent addition” and “accent reduction” are useful concepts and useful teaching goals http://t.co/jLn3sZfDYY #multilingualism
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Stewart Riddle: It's English but not always as we know it - New Zealand Herald

Stewart Riddle: It's English but not always as we know it - New Zealand Herald | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Stewart Riddle: It's English but not always as we know it New Zealand Herald English is rapidly becoming a lingua franca in international communication for commerce and trade, education, science, international relations and tourism.
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Renaming English: does the world language need a new name? - Brisbane Times

Renaming English: does the world language need a new name? - Brisbane Times | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Brisbane Times Renaming English: does the world language need a new name? Brisbane Times It is the fastest growing language in the world, with more people speaking English than ever before.
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Shape of the land, shape of the language - Science Omega

Shape of the land, shape of the language - Science Omega | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Science Omega Shape of the land, shape of the language Science Omega They occur in many languages in southern and eastern Africa, such as Zulu and Tigrinya, and also in the three language families originating from the Caucasus.
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The visual linguistics of a comic book page - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

The visual linguistics of a comic book page - ScienceBlog.com (blog) | World Englishes | Scoop.it
ScienceBlog.com (blog) The visual linguistics of a comic book page ScienceBlog.com (blog) People who read the English written word scan text from left to right. Once our eyes hit the end of the page, we stop.
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In Arabic, Hebrew and English, the Meaning of 'Ceasefire' Varies Widely - Worldmeets.us

In Arabic, Hebrew and English, the Meaning of 'Ceasefire' Varies Widely - Worldmeets.us | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Worldmeets.us In Arabic, Hebrew and English, the Meaning of 'Ceasefire' Varies Widely Worldmeets.us In the Israeli-Palestinian case, idiosyncratic elements, linguistics and the cultures that separate the parties, usually pose more difficulty than...
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The politics of “Proper English”

The politics of “Proper English” | World Englishes | Scoop.it
This post is the second of two articles looking at linguistic prescriptivism and the politics around it. You might want to read the first one… first.
BY CHARLIE METHVEN
“As an independent nation, our...
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Biodiversity and Sustainability Closely Linked to Language and Culture | Haiti Chery

Biodiversity and Sustainability Closely Linked to Language and Culture | Haiti Chery | World Englishes | Scoop.it
By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. As linguistic and culturally diversity disappear, so too does biological diversity.
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11 Weird Words/Phrases You Should Be Using - Huffington Post

11 Weird Words/Phrases You Should Be Using - Huffington Post | World Englishes | Scoop.it
11 Weird Words/Phrases You Should Be Using
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But one of the joys of the hidden corners of the dictionary is all the words that English has constructed from ancient languages.
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The future belongs to those who speak three languages - ESL Expertise

The future belongs to those who speak three languages - ESL Expertise | World Englishes | Scoop.it
According to the European Union, “multilingual citizens are better placed to take advantage of the educational, professional and economic opportunities created (Study abroad pays off!
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A World of Englishes: Intonation and train announcements

A World of Englishes: Intonation and train announcements | World Englishes | Scoop.it
This is a post about the intonation of announcements on trains in the UK. I didn't actually think it was worth posting on this topic until one of my students on the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics mentioned that he ...
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GRIN - Sociolinguistics of literature: Nonstandard English in Zadie Smith's White Teeth

GRIN - Sociolinguistics of literature: Nonstandard English in Zadie Smith's White Teeth | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Sociolinguistics of literature: Nonstandard English in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth - Daniela Wack - Term paper - English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics - English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics - Publish your thesis,...
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Frood, do you frelling grok me? The Language of Science Fiction ...

Frood, do you frelling grok me? The Language of Science Fiction ... | World Englishes | Scoop.it
The other type of language are the words which stand for concepts, technology and so on which do not have parallels in our vernacular. Like grok. And cyberspace. (Then there is another category of 'constructed' languages, ...
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The Lingua File: Chinese Loanwords: Part 1

The Lingua File begins its look at Chinese loanwords with some food terminology.
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Messy world, messy languages | Whats in a brain?

One human compulsion that fascinates me is the one to construct languages. Surely not everyone has this compulsion, but many do (there are hundreds of publicly documented- and many more privately documented- such ...
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To better understand the wide variety of World Englishes. | grace1100

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Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language - Huffington Post

Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language - Huffington Post | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language Huffington Post As a language learner, you'll not only become a more conscious thinker and listener who can communicate clearly and think creatively, but you'll also gain the most...
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New 'Mixed' Language Discovered in Northern Australia - LiveScience.com

New 'Mixed' Language Discovered in Northern Australia - LiveScience.com | World Englishes | Scoop.it
New 'Mixed' Language Discovered in Northern Australia LiveScience.com "That structure doesn't exist in any of the languages that this new code came from, which is one of the reasons we see this as a separate linguistic system, even though it comes...
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