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Corpus analysis and phraseology: Transfer of multi-word units

This paper presents an analysis of the production of multi-word units present in English argumentative texts written by non-native speakers of the language. The aim of this study is to examine the potential influence of the mother tongue on learners’

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How Language Transformed Humanity

Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Bobby Dillard
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:27 AM

I recommend you also read this related article from The Guardian: Wired for Culture. It's a book review of Mark Pagel's excellent book: Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind


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Is this the way to do Corpus Linguistics?

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"Is this the way to do Corpus Linguistics?" Development of a feedback system for the CASS Corpus Linguistics MOOC: http://t.co/U7daoGQjDd

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Born Again in a Second Language

Born Again in a Second Language | How to play your social role | Scoop.it
To abandon your native tongue and adopt another is to dismantle yourself, piece by piece, and then to put yourself together again in a different form.
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Yale Grammatical Diversity Project: 'weird' grammar on the map

Yale Grammatical Diversity Project: 'weird' grammar on the map | How to play your social role | Scoop.it
Researchers are documenting sentences like "Here's you a piece of pizza." Though it sounds totally normal to some, it strikes others as totally bizarre.

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Interactive Open Educational Resources: Shank will be available to discuss the book from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26., 2014, at the ACRL booth (#1045) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philad...

Interactive Open Educational Resources: Shank will be available to discuss the book from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26., 2014,  at the ACRL booth (#1045) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philad... | How to play your social role | Scoop.it

"Recent faculty surveys show that some of the most difficult challenges instructors face when teaching are motivating and engaging their students, while making connections to critical course content. And today’s students are “digital natives”—a generation who like to be able to watch, listen, read, and interact with their technology-rich environment. Consequently, interactive learning resources in various formats (including multimedia tutorials, modules, games and simulations) are rapidly becoming vital learning resources for faculty and students to enhance both classroom and online learning. Unfortunately, it is difficult and confusing for faculty, librarians and students to locate and utilize existing high-quality interactive learning resources."


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[VIDEO] Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University

How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature.


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