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Office Jargon, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4

Office Jargon, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4 | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Michael Rosen and guests tackle the subject of office and workplace jargon.
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Is the Double Entendre in Rude Health?, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4

Is the Double Entendre in Rude Health?, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4 | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Speaking, Listening and the English GCSE
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Mind your language | Media | The Guardian

Mind your language | Media | The Guardian | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
The editors of the Guardian style guide write about language usage and abusage
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4.4 – The Basic Variation Theorists – Labov, Trudgill, Cheshire, Millroy & Bernstein

4.4 – The Basic Variation Theorists – Labov, Trudgill, Cheshire, Millroy & Bernstein | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
  1. William Labov – 1966 New York Study – individual speech patterns are “part of a highly systematic structure of social and stylistic stratification” -       Labov studied how often the final or preconsonantal (r) was sounded in words like guard, bare and beer. Use of this variable has considerable prestige in New York City.…
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EngLangBlog

EngLangBlog | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
A blog for A Level English Language students and teachers. Started in south London, continued in Essex.
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Theatre review: A Doll's House / Donmar Warehouse, London

Theatre review: A Doll's House / Donmar Warehouse, London | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Donmar Warehouse, London Gillian Anderson is back on the stage at last, but this feels like a diluted version of a great play, writes Michael Billington
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What Britain's county dialects can tell us about the national character

What Britain's county dialects can tell us about the national character | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Take a linguistic tour – a holus-bolus fidge-fadge, if you will – around some of Britain's most charming forgotten words

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Mind your slanguage, and don't be an erk. YOLO

Mind your slanguage, and don't be an erk. YOLO | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Gary Nunn: Slang should be celebrated, not condemned. It enriches our language – from bloomers to booze, from cool to ceebs, and from doing a Lohan to LOLZ

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Are 'grammar Nazis' ruining the English language? - Telegraph

Are 'grammar Nazis' ruining the English language?  - Telegraph | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong

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Daniel Kalfas's curator insight, November 13, 2014 9:35 AM

The linguist Geoffrey Pullum has some interesting things to say to 'grammar nazis', and brings up some valid points about the evolution of a language. He points out how English is not a language defined by set rules, but by how the people use it. This point of view makes a lot of sense to me because as a current day English speaker old English spoken in the 18th and 19th century sounds very odd to me. However just because it sounds odd, or the subject verb agreement is a little confusing does not mean that the sentence is wrong.

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Why you should give a damn about when you say 'fuck'

Why you should give a damn about when you say 'fuck' | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Emma Brockes: The case for swearing responsibly. Because only prudes want to ban bad words, but vulgarity is best used every now and then
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'West has revived interest in Sanskrit logic, rhetoric' - Times of India

'West has revived interest in Sanskrit logic, rhetoric' - Times of India | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
'West has revived interest in Sanskrit logic, rhetoric'
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Luitgard Soni, an Indologist from University of Marburg, Germany, told TOI that apart from linguistics, other disciplines have also started taking interest in the language.
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Reader, I Marinated Him - the language of food, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4

Reader, I Marinated Him - the language of food, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4 | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Weighing Your Words
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Susie Dent on Language, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4

Susie Dent on Language, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4 | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Reading: The Science and the Pleasure
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Dialect - English varieties of the British Isles

Dialect - English varieties of the British Isles | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Researching dialect. This guide supports study of A-level English language.
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A Level English Language - Spoken Language and Social Groups

A Level English Language - Spoken Language and Social Groups | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
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The Language of Nasty Women (And Other Gendered Insults)

The Language of Nasty Women (And Other Gendered Insults) | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Is it true that "nasty" is more likely to be applied to describe women than men?
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A Dolls House with Chris

The Donmar Warehouse website has released six different videos with the cast of A Doll's House and Chris is in everyone of them! Here is a video that I mad
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Germans try to get their tongues around gender-neutral language

Germans try to get their tongues around gender-neutral language | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Justice ministry's edict that state institutions must use 'gender-neutral' language is forcing the country to confront change

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As an English speaker with no real knowledge of the German language it seemed odd to me that they would try to make their language genderless. Upon reading the article however, I found that the German language does not show any real reverence to females in general. As an outside viewer I can clearly see that this change is necessary because just like in English languages need to evolve whether they are becoming more equal, or just changing some words. 

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'XO' shorthand for hugs, kisses has plenty of history behind it

'XO' shorthand for hugs, kisses has plenty of history behind it | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
In the early 1960s, my mother instructed me in letter—writing etiquette. After my signature, she told me, I was to add the symbols "x"...
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Are women funny? You already know the answer

Are women funny? You already know the answer | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Michele A'Court: Do female comedians get laid? Why are there so few women comedians? Why do female comedians always talk about their periods? Here are my answers
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Are women funny? You already know the answer

Are women funny? You already know the answer | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Michele A'Court: Do female comedians get laid? Why are there so few women comedians? Why do female comedians always talk about their periods? Here are my answers
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'XO' shorthand for hugs, kisses has plenty of history behind it

'XO' shorthand for hugs, kisses has plenty of history behind it | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
In the early 1960s, my mother instructed me in letter—writing etiquette. After my signature, she told me, I was to add the symbols "x"...
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