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From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed

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A study called the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 reveals how our use of language is evolving. Is British English succumbing to American influence, asks Tim Dowling
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Common English Words That Are Not 'English'

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Many common English words are not originally English at all. Many of them are of Latin or French origin. To know more, read..

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16 Fantastic Words That Can't Be Translated Into English

16 Fantastic Words That Can't Be Translated Into English | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
The beautifully illustrated book Lost in Translation showcases a collection of words you never knew you needed before.
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Texting, verbing keep language changing

Texting, verbing keep language changing | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
Maybe we're only imagining it, but it seems like our language is changing faster today than ever before.
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11 words that are much older than you think

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David Shariatmadari: Buzzwords: The 'recency illusion' makes us believe words and phrases we've just noticed are new. But it isn't always the case
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Tweet from @MockRecruit

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Beauty of the #English #Language
The world's local language. pic.twitter.com/tZMQjMhFkl
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Margaret Atwood's new work will remain unseen for a century

Margaret Atwood's new work will remain unseen for a century | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
Novelist says it is 'delicious' to be first contributor to the Future Library, which will compile 100 texts for publication in 2114
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15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent

15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
  'Found in Translation' is an ongoing series that highlights words in other languages with no direct English equivalent. The illustrative posters are done by Anjana Ilyer, a Mumbai-born graph...
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10 myths that blame women for sexism

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Laura Bates: All too often when a woman suffers sexist treatment, people will imply that she was in some way at fault with a ‘Yes, but’. It’s time to debunk those buts and hold our sexist society accountable
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The Words That Are Most Known To Only Brits And Americans

The Words That Are Most Known To Only Brits And Americans | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
Do you know what "invigilator" means?
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Does English still borrow words from other languages?

Does English still borrow words from other languages? | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it

"English language has 'borrowed' words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking, asks Philip Durkin, deputy chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. "

 

Knowledge of what is being borrowed, and from where, provides an invaluable insight into the international relations of the English language.  Today English borrows words from other languages with a truly global reach.


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Amanda Morgan's comment, September 13, 2014 6:08 PM
Words of the English language were borrowed from other numerous languages. Foreign words will continue to be introduced to the language with the growth of globalization
Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:51 AM

Words of the English language were borrowed from other numerous languages. Foreign words will continue to be introduced to the language with the growth of globalization

Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 12, 2015 11:44 PM

Summary- This article explains how the English language is using many words from other languages. Leg, sky, take , they are all examples of these words borrowed.  In this example these languages are from the Scandinavian language. While we may not realize it, we use words from languages every single day. English is like a melting pot of mixed languages.

 

Insight- In Unit 3 one thing we study is where languages come from. Languages come from many places and ofter are similar to some, and very different from others. Many languages such as ours, "borrow" words from other languages to be in out own. This shows that the diffusion of many languages mix or overlap a little.

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History of the English Language | EnglishClub

A short history of the origins and development of the English language, from Old English to Modern English.
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Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.
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One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics?

One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics? | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
"You speak Romulan, Cadet?" "All three dialects, sir." –Lt. Uhura, Star Trek, 2009. Somewhere out in space, in the Beta quadrant of the Star Trek Universe, there's a planet called Romulus. It's a planet a bit bigger than Earth, and has about 18 billion people on it. But Earth, with...

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Why Do Alien Cultures Have Just One Language Each?

Why Do Alien Cultures Have Just One Language Each? | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
Here on Earth, we speak over 7,000 living languages. But in science fiction, alien species routinely turn out to have just one language, or a few major dialects at best. Over at Slate, they ask whether this is realistic -- or whether we're just lumping alien languages together, based on shared characteristics.
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VIDEO: This Is 'Really' Why Starbucks Always Spells Your Name Wrong

VIDEO: This Is 'Really' Why Starbucks Always Spells Your Name Wrong | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
Courtesy Starbucks How many times has this happened to you? You order a drink at Starbucks, annunciate your name as best you can, wait for your order and, more often times than not, find that the b...
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One of the More Interesting Sentences in the English Language

One of the More Interesting Sentences in the English Language | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
  I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability transcendentalizes...
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Ad with secret anti-abuse message only visible to children.

Ad with secret anti-abuse message only visible to children. | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
As a way to get in touch with children who are victims of abuse, the creators of this advertisement found a way to make it so that only children can see their important hidden message. The ad is also a warning to parents that it's not okay to hurt kids.
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These Hideous Emoticons Brought to Life Are Meant to Disturb You

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This awareness-raising campaign asks parents, "Who's really chatting online with your child?"
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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | Katch's Language Journal | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.
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