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Singlish | Infopedia

Singlish is an informal, colloquial form of English that is used in Singapore. Linguists refer to it as Singapore Colloquial English or Colloquial Singapore English. The use of Singlish has been the subject of much debate since the 1970s, when it first became an observable phenomenon. The government actively discourages the use of Singlish among the population, citing the need for Singaporeans to be able to communicate effectively with the wider English-speaking population in the world.
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Researchers: Talking about bias can backfire - Dallas Morning News

Researchers: Talking about bias can backfire - Dallas Morning News | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
A new study shows that making people aware of bias can lead to more discrimination, they say.
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5 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Playing With Gender

5 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Playing With Gender | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Alina Kulesh is a writer currently living in Toronto. Beautiful and provocative stories are at the core of her career. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has…
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The linguistic genius of babies

The linguistic genius of babies | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
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Storytelling in the Age of Social News Consumption

Storytelling in the Age of Social News Consumption | Language and Literature | Scoop.it

Social media is having a dramatic, perhaps outsized impact on how digital news is produced, distributed, consumed and ultimately monetized. As mobile and social technologies reach critical mass, it is fueling a footrace to create highly shareable, yet informative news stories that generate traffic. More critically this is changing how journalists approach their craft.

 

To address this dynamic further, Katie Scrivano and the Edelman Media Network (a team of earned media specialists) teamed with two start-ups,NewsWhip and Muck Rack to study U.S. social news consumption.

 

Working with NewsWhip, we identified the 50 overall most-shared, English-language articles, and in six key topics – general news, food and beverage, energy, health, technology and finance. Edelman Berland then analyzed each story to identify significant commonalities. This helped shaped a survey of more than 250 working journalists that Edelman conducted in collaboration with Muck Rack....


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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 19, 2015 10:52 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

289 CID's curator insight, January 19, 2015 4:13 PM

Can't help but think of Matthew Inman and his success behind "The Oatmeal"

Lisa Epstein's curator insight, May 14, 2015 4:25 PM

The changes seen in journalism with the rise of social media and online presence has changed how writers produce pieces. Journalists now think about how easy it would be to share their articles. They often have to embed videos or pictures in their pieces so people can look at different types of media. They look for mobile friendly versions and the amount of shares they will be able to get on social media. I think this is telling of how people have changed with the technology. People need to be stimulated at all times. We cannot just read an article. We have to look at the words, the pictures, and the videos that go along with it. It's just a big shift in how journalism has changed over the years and if someone is not up to date with the ways to reach an audience I think they won't have much of a career in the journalism field. 

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The career advice you probably didn’t get

The career advice you probably didn’t get | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
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UAE hub for Arabic language, Nahyan tells FNC - gulfnews.com

UAE hub for Arabic language, Nahyan tells FNC - gulfnews.com | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
House calls for enacting law to protect language from foreign influences
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Tech's Gender Gap Wasn't Always So Bad. Here's How It Got Worse - Wired

Tech's Gender Gap Wasn't Always So Bad. Here's How It Got Worse - Wired | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
A new documentary called "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" explores the reasons for a lack of American female and minority computer science engineers.
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N.Y./Region: City of Endangered Languages - nytimes.com/video - YouTube

New York has long been a city of immigrants, but linguists now consider it a laboratory for studying and preserving languages in rapid decline elsewhere in t...

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Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, November 4, 2014 4:30 PM

Is globalisation enabling the preservation and study of declining languages?

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 7:59 PM

I will be showing this in class DO NOT use it for your scoop it review--

 

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This article really caught my eye because at a young age I was taught to speak spanish and english at the same time, and now that I am older I realize how important it is to know two languages. I will forever be grateful that my parents took the time and made my sisters and I learn something different while growing up.

Languages change over a long period of time and many times languages grow or die within time. Two main vocabulary words that I have not forgotten are Language divergence and Language convergence. Language divergence is the dividing of a language into many new languages. Language convergence is when two languages merge to become one. Both these definitions are extremely important when talking about how some languages will soon be extinct. I believe many languages have been endangered due to families and parents who do not continue speaking their language when they leave their original country/state. Language is very important to our world and society today. As stated from the short video clip, if you do not continue speaking your language then who will? I agree with that completely if you don't practice something over and over again how do you expect to get any better at it? This video was a great way to express the diffusion of languages and how families today still practice their language. This video made me think about and reflect on the video we watched in Geography class a couple weeks back because of the decline of all languages that we may not even be aware of. Many times it is hard to find older people who speak your native language but I also learned from the video we watched in class that it is possible if you are willing to try and continue something that is important to you. There are many different languages that connect to our world. 

I also liked how this article mentioned that New York is the city of immigrants, meaning New York is full of different cultures and unique language. Although this article/video does say that language has been endangered it can definitely be changed with a little knowledge of why this is happening. Geography and language tie in together quite well. I am hoping many languages can be saved for the future. 

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LOOK: Guess What The Girl's Version Of This T-Shirt Says?

LOOK: Guess What The Girl's Version Of This T-Shirt Says? | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Sexist apparel and toys for children are sadly nothing new, but it's even sadder that manufacturers continue to produce them.

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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:14 PM

Commercials don't always try to sell you stuff, they try to appeal to you.  Heroism appeals to people, but people are trying to sell you shirts that advertise comicbooks in a trinity of marketing efforts.  Social appeal, by referring to heros, sales by selling the shirt, and advertising comics.  I like comics, but I would rather spend money on comic books, or go into the world and make a difference and BE a hero (or eat a hero at a hoagie hut) than buy one of those shirts.  My spiritual beliefs are open to allowing the sales of these shirts, but my preference does not incline me to actually purchase one.  I am 'free' in this country to buy or not to buy a shirt.  I'm a long-time supporter of art, and I like the idea the shirt puts forward- supporting heroism and comic books, belief in scifi/fantasy art and concepts, and I agree that someone should buy that shirt... but I feel that I could do more by actually being a hero than telling people to be heros.  By using comic book heros, the advertisers say that nobody on this world is a hero, because they 'aren't real,' but also that anybody can be a hero by striving towards virtue of the pure ideal idols in the comics.

Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:15 PM

Companies before they put any product in the market they do research first for example; what people are buying, they take in consideration gender and culture. And why is that? Because they are not going to create a product that no one is going to buy. The impact that this type of messages like this have on a society’s culture. No matter how many laws are make in favor woman equality are created we are being  perceived as the weak sex, that we need the help of a man to do anything. Sadly but true this type of campaign it was sales

Michele Baker's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:39 AM

This is a really depressing trend, and one that, as the parent of a daughter, I am all too aware of. It's way past time we start rethinking the way we dictate gender roles in children.

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Tons of Great Resources to Help You Use Social Media in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Great Resources to Help You Use Social Media in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language and Literature | Scoop.it

November 9, 2014
Social media has become so pervasive a technology among our teens and students that we simply can no longer turn a blind eye to it.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 10, 2014 1:23 PM

Lots of tips and ideas on how to use social media effectively in your educational setting.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Language, Politics, and Propaganda" [NEW!!] - YouTube

Date - November 26, 2014

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Global ambitions in search of language tools - The Hindu

Global ambitions in search of language tools - The Hindu | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Aspiration for English education seems out of sync with the politics of linguistic identity
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Gender inequality merits greater attention in climate decisions: panel

Gender inequality merits greater attention in climate decisions: panel | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Scientists and indigenous leaders at a gender session at the Global Landscapes Forum—on the sidelines of the annual UNFCCC climate change conference in Lima, Peru—stressed the need to consider how climate change might affect men and women...
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How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Microsoft knows this. They even released their own PowerPoint alternative called Sway.

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The courage to tell a hidden story

The courage to tell a hidden story | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given unprecedented access to areas denied to men. In this short, visual talk, the TED Fellow critiques gender norms in her community by bringing light to hidden stories.
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Joy Sun | Speaker | TED.com

Joy Sun | Speaker | TED.com | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
TED Fellow Joy Sun runs a rare type of charity. She is COO at GiveDirectly, which lets donors transfer money directly into the hands of impoverished people — empowering them to set their own goals and priorities.
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The Best Science Books of 2014

The Best Science Books of 2014 | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.

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The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic

The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Some of these will surprise you.

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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, November 7, 2014 9:59 AM

any surprises?

Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:35 PM

It is never a second language,  my grandmother used to say : "As many languages you learn, is never to much, never enought".!!

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The media's manipulative influence over your morals.

OPEN ME - I did not create this video. This is the Miss Representation 8 minute trailer. If you're interested in more, here is the link to "Killing Us Soft...
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Lost in Translation: What the Vancouver Transit Police ...

Lost in Translation: What the Vancouver Transit Police ... | Language and Literature | Scoop.it
Lost in Translation: What the Vancouver Transit Police Advertisement Teaches Us About Language Use. grammar_police When I recently told an acquaintance that I study and teach in a Department of English Language ...
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