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How do bilinguals control their languages? - Mapping Ignorance

How do bilinguals control their languages? - Mapping Ignorance | Linguistics | Scoop.it
How do bilinguals control their languages?
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Infographic: “50 Awesome Facts About Languages” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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Why Can't Germans Say 'Squirrel'?

Why Can't Germans Say 'Squirrel'? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Germans can't pronounce the word "squirrel." Phonologists, who specialize in the sounds of words in different languages, explain why not.
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Endangered Languages Project

Endangered Languages Project | Linguistics | Scoop.it
The Endangered Languages Project is a collaborative online platform for sharing knowledge and resources for endangered languages. Join this global effort to conserve linguistic diversity.
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Words for things we don't have words for

Words for things we don't have words for | Linguistics | Scoop.it
What do you call something when you don’t know what to call it? Placeholder names to the rescue! For objects, there are simple terms like “thing" (count nouns) and “stuff" (mass nouns), or you can go...
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How 'thank you' fell out of fashion

How 'thank you' fell out of fashion | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Britons are shunning the tried-and-tested way of expressing gratitude in favour of less old-fashioned alternatives, such as 'cheers'. Wicked! Nice one, yeah?
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The language of happiness

The language of happiness | Linguistics | Scoop.it
THAT your speech patterns depend on who you're talking to is hardly news, but James Pennebaker and Molly Ireland at the University of Texas at Austin have shown that...
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Gender Neutral Pronouns: They're Here, Get Used To Them

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - Grammatical gender is a silly concept. So I'm about to go against my vow of descriptivism, and risk being run over by the L...
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Linguist Finds a Language in Its Infancy - New York Times (blog)

Linguist Finds a Language in Its Infancy - New York Times (blog) | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Linguist Finds a Language in Its Infancy New York Times (blog) “Many of the first speakers of this language are still alive,” said Mary Laughren, a research fellow in linguistics at the University of Queensland in Australia, who was not involved in...
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The weirdest languages

The weirdest languages | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Which natural languages are weirder? (1) German, Spanish, and Mandarin, or (2) Indonesian, Turkish, and Hungarian? Surprise!
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The war on the apostrophe | CBC Books | CBC Radio

The war on the apostrophe | CBC Books | CBC Radio | Linguistics | Scoop.it
First aired on The Current 17/06/13 Is the apostrophe destined for the grammatical bone-yard, alongside archaic terms like (Is the apostrophe over?
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Speech Accent Archive

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The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

  

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Protolinguist Master Post

Protolinguist Master Post | Linguistics | Scoop.it
This is a round-up of the key posts in my protolinguist series, a series with resources and advice for people who are interested in linguistics and trying to teach themselves more about it, now all in...
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LISTEN: Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded?

LISTEN: Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded? | Linguistics | Scoop.it
What did our ancient ancestors sound like? Between approximately 4,500 and 2,500 B.C, the ancestors of much of Europe and Asia once spoke the same mother tongue, a language referred to as Proto-Indo-European, or PIE.
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Linguistics- Authoritative Research Guide - Oxford Bibliographies

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You Are How You Say It

You Are How You Say It | Linguistics | Scoop.it
I’ve recently read ‘The Secret Life of Pronouns’, in which the social psychologist James Pennebaker  shows that while lexical words may tell us about a writer’s or speaker’s topic, function words, ...
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“Investigo la dislexia para tratar de evitar que se repita la historia que yo he vivido”

“Investigo la dislexia para tratar de evitar que se repita la historia que yo he vivido” | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Esta joven lingüista ha pasado de sufrir un largo historial de suspensos con doce años a recibir el premio a mejor investigador joven de Europa.
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How a computational linguist matched Rowling and "Galbraith"

How a computational linguist matched Rowling and "Galbraith" | Linguistics | Scoop.it
In case you hadn’t heard, J.K. Rowling has been recently discovered to be writing crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Language Log has a guest post by Patrick Juola, one of the...
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Mele Kalikimaka: Why You Can't Say "Christmas" in Hawaiian

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - It's not that Hawaiian has a completely different word for Christmas -- it's just that Kalikimaka is the closest that Hawai...
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Economic powerhouse languages - Idibon

Economic powerhouse languages - Idibon | Linguistics | Scoop.it
What languages are shaping the world's economy? An overview of which major languages are in the best and worst position for natural language processing.
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All Things Linguistic: Striking gender differences in emoticon usage...

All Things Linguistic: Striking gender differences in emoticon usage... | Linguistics | Scoop.it
Striking gender differences in emoticon usage among teenagers. More about language and technology in the ebook that I got this image from: Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media.
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How the internet is changing English

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Online, English has become a common language between users from around the world. In the process, the language itself is changing.

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