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How Linguistics is like Coding

How Linguistics is like Coding | World Englishes | Scoop.it
As a linguist, I’ve had a lot of interesting conversations with programmers about the similarities between linguistics and coding. Here’s an example of a simple linguistic tree structure for the...
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Does Spelling Matter?

Does Spelling Matter? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
As a 13-year-old New Yorker beat the competition to win a prestigious American spelling bee, a British academic has been upsetting traditionalists by asking whether spelling really matters. (Does Spelling Matter?
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Pop culture helps students learn English - South China Morning Post

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Pop culture helps students learn English
South China Morning Post
They seldom read or write beyond teachers' requirements and rely mostly on classroom learning. Lin identifies three key dimensions to achieving the government's stated goals.
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Our ambiguous world of words - Phys.Org

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Our ambiguous world of words
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"It turns out that there are interesting links between quantum physics, quantum computing and linguistics," said Clark.
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A language change whose time has come - Maggie's Farm

A language change whose time has come - Maggie's Farm | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Unlike any other language on the planet, English was built; constructed; formed from a collage of many languages, even varying forms of English, itself, and is thus designed to change with the times as the building process ...
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Internet speak is ‘not destroying language’ says David Crystal - beds.ac.uk

Internet speak is ‘not destroying language’ says David Crystal - beds.ac.uk | World Englishes | Scoop.it
RT @uobnews: Internet speak is ‘not destroying language’ says linguistics expert http://t.co/3RhMouJ66r
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Linguistics Research Digest: Switching languages = switching personalities?

Linguistics Research Digest: Switching languages = switching personalities? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
RT @drcastone: Switching languages = switching personalities? http://t.co/0ARQ08F6t8
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It's a hard 'gif' life, Mr Wilhite - The Independent

It's a hard 'gif' life, Mr Wilhite - The Independent | World Englishes | Scoop.it
It's a hard 'gif' life, Mr Wilhite The Independent 1) It's not every day you get a chance to bring linguistics to the masses 2) We - the people who say “Gif” - need an authoritative voice to stand up for the principle that language use changes,...
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French educators divided over use of English in universities - Globe and Mail

French educators divided over use of English in universities - Globe and Mail | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Globe and Mail French educators divided over use of English in universities Globe and Mail Bernard Pivot, a beloved former host of literary and cultural TV talk shows, noted in a recent newspaper interview that French had its own heyday as the...
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Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet

Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of the enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. ...
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How bilinguals switch between languages

How bilinguals switch between languages | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Individuals who learn two languages at an early age seem to switch back and forth between separate "sound systems" for each language, according to new research.
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Differences in UK accent pronunciation | British Council Voices

Differences in UK accent pronunciation | British Council Voices | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Differences in regional British accents affect how listeners judge English speakers from different places.
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Being Multilingual: Fluent mumbles and precise vagueness

Being Multilingual: Fluent mumbles and precise vagueness | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Speaking word by word = disfluent delivery. Does that help intelligibility? http://t.co/Cml03Ql0sY #multilingualism
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Do You Call it Soda or Pop?

Do You Call it Soda or Pop? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
How does where we’re from shape who we are?Last week, one of the most viral things on the internet was a few simple maps. Created by statistics graduate student Joshua Katz, the maps show (I call it pop!
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Is Mandarin the New Language of Private Banking?

Is Mandarin the New Language of Private Banking? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
With so many super rich in Chinese-speaking countries, many have begun to speculate about the likelihood of the wealth management language of choice shifting from English or German to Mandarin. (Mandarin – the Future Language of Wealth?
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Noam Chomsky on Bilingualism

Noam Chomsky on Bilingualism | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Remembering an interview with Noam Chomsky on bilingualism (Noam Chomsky on Bilingualism with F Grosjean http://t.co/HtzR0cYNnd #multilingualism el #bilingüisme a la llar@familiesambveu)...
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Welsh Tweets showing evolution of the language - Daily Post North Wales

Welsh Tweets showing evolution of the language - Daily Post North Wales | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Daily Post North Wales Welsh Tweets showing evolution of the language Daily Post North Wales Dr David Willis from Cambridge's Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics who is leading the research, said he wants to capture changes as they...
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The Top 5 Constructed Languages in Films and TV Shows

The Top 5 Constructed Languages in Films and TV Shows | World Englishes | Scoop.it
The Festival De Cannes will start in less than two weeks and we thought it would be interesting to conduct some research into the best constructed languages in films and TV.
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Language as A Natural Resource: How Diversity of Languages Impacts Economy

Language as A Natural Resource: How Diversity of Languages Impacts Economy | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Language has a lot of power and knowing more than one language can be very beneficial. Grasping a diversity of languages can even impact the economy.
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A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds - The Week Magazine

A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds - The Week Magazine | World Englishes | Scoop.it
The Week Magazine A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds The Week Magazine he next time you find yourself wondering about the highest use of linguistics, or enduring the insulting grunts and groans of petulant adolescents and...
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Thinking the unthinkable: tracing language back 15000 years - The Conversation

Thinking the unthinkable: tracing language back 15000 years
The Conversation
But linguists care more than most people, and when linguistics hit the media, linguists can get very agitated indeed.
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Language wars, both French and English, should cease - Arizona Daily Star

Language wars, both French and English, should cease - Arizona Daily Star | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Language wars, both French and English, should cease
Arizona Daily Star
"Official" or not, the English language will neither prevent nor degrade multilingualism. In fact, as Fuguet so fluidly proves, English will succeed in enhancing it.
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US 'now using British-isms'

US 'now using British-isms' | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Which British words are now commonly used by Americans? Professor Ben Yagoda and Dr Lynne Murphy discuss the use of "British-isms" in America.
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'Hobbitses' and Frankenstein: how pop culture's words become official

'Hobbitses' and Frankenstein: how pop culture's words become official | World Englishes | Scoop.it
Kory Stamper: Though fantasy and sci-fi have invented hundreds of new words, only a few pass muster to make it into the dictionary (Hobbitses, Frankenstein, Tricorders #Linguistics #SciFi #Fantasy http://t.co/uH6GdxaxJG)...
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Being Multilingual: How do we know?

Being Multilingual: How do we know? | World Englishes | Scoop.it
We know most of what we know because somebody told us, or showed us, or sms-ed us http://t.co/mSMDRjtzki #multilingualism
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