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The collection here is for me, but it's also for my students. If you're in one of my classes, chances are there's something here that you'll find accessible and interesting for your learning in my class and beyond.
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This Former Congressional Staffer Just Explained How to Make Your Congressman Actually Listen

This Former Congressional Staffer Just Explained How to Make Your Congressman Actually Listen | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Ex-Congressional staffer doles out advice in viral tweets regarding how to capture the attention of your Congressman or Congresswoman.
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rhetorical action
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Sometimes There Are More Important Goals Than Civility

Sometimes There Are More Important Goals Than Civility | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Confronting racism can be crucial, even when it’s not persuasive.
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this piece is more complex than the headline makes it seem.
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Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists

Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Is Donald Trump a throwback to ancient oratory — or an undisciplined rambler?
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Apple’s Emoji Gun Control

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Symbols are free speech, too. We can’t let Big Tech make all our choices.
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Indigenous Book Club Month: Books by Native authors

The month of June is Indigenous Book Club Month in Canada, so MPR News host Tom Weber thought, why not have our own in Minnesota?
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Bible Verses Where "Behold" Is Replaced With "Look, Buddy"

Bible Verses Where "Behold" Is Replaced With "Look, Buddy" | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Listen, pal.
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The History of English - Early Modern English (c. 1500 - c. 1800)

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The History of English - Early Modern English (c. 1500 - c. 1800)
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A Cooking Class Where New Immigrants Learn The Recipe For English

A Cooking Class Where New Immigrants Learn The Recipe For English | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
A program in Philadelphia folds lessons in English as a second language into a cooking class. The goal is to add a dash of the familiar to ESL class for new arrivals, and teach healthful eating, too.
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'No human being is illegal': linguists argue against mislabeling of immigrants

'No human being is illegal': linguists argue against mislabeling of immigrants | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
‘Illegal immigrant’ phrase called neither ‘accurate nor neutral’ as activists turn up volume on call for candidates and media to stop using phrase
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Young women, give up the vocal fry and reclaim your strong female voice | Naomi Wolf

Young women, give up the vocal fry and reclaim your strong female voice | Naomi Wolf | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
What’s heartbreaking about the trend for destructive speech patterns is that yours is the most transformational generation – you’re disowning your power
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Market Talk: Exploring South Philly’s Italian Dialect | Hidden City Philadelphia

Market Talk: Exploring South Philly’s Italian Dialect | Hidden City Philadelphia | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
What is the heck is a brahzhoot? While fading, the unique pronunciations of certain Italian food and the dialect of Philadelphia's Italian community endures on South 9th Street. Emma Jacobs takes us down to the Italian Market to examine the phenomenon.
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Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.
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36 Metaphors for Translation - Words Without Borders

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Image: Tunnel of Books in the Prague Municipal Library. Public Domain.

In anticipation of International Translation Day, some of our favorite translators and writers share metaphors for the complex and enigmatic art of translation, from conducting to painting to squeezing a jellyfish.
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Manchester Languages | Translation & Interpretation

Manchester Languages | Translation & Interpretation | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Over the next few months, LinguaSnapp will drive a crowdsourced campaign to map the languages of Manchester.
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CCCC Statement on Ebonics

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Statement on Ebonics
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What 74 Years of Crossword History Says About the Language We Use

What 74 Years of Crossword History Says About the Language We Use | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
The world may have become more globalized, but the venerable puzzle now relies less on international words and place names.
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Welcome - Ommwriter

Welcome - Ommwriter | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.
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posting here to save --I might try this when summer writing season comes.
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Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics - The Crux

Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics - The Crux | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Julie Sedivy is the lead author of Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You And What This Says About You. She contributes regularly to Psychology Today and Language Log. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, and can be found at juliesedivy.com and on Twitter/soldonlanguage. There’s been a good bit of discussion and hand-wringing lately over whether the …
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Edible Alphabet: Learning English and Connecting to Culture Through Cooking

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Free Library Blog - Edible Alphabet: Learning English and Connecting to Culture Through Cooking
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With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction -- not quantity -- matters | Inside Higher Ed

With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction -- not quantity -- matters | Inside Higher Ed | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality -- not quantity -- matters most.
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the "quality" of the assignment is straight out of Bean: task (meaning making), interaction, criteria

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How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Reading doesn't just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.
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I read and write in English, but I still dream in Amharic | Hannah Giorgis

I read and write in English, but I still dream in Amharic | Hannah Giorgis | All Things Language and Learning | Scoop.it
It’s complicated to be an artist with family spanning multiple languages – my relatives love that I write but think I’m not writing for them
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