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Australian Aboriginal Stories of Ancient Sea-Level Rise Preserved for 13,000 Years | Geography, Linguistics | Sci-News.com

Australian Aboriginal Stories of Ancient Sea-Level Rise Preserved for 13,000 Years | Geography, Linguistics | Sci-News.com | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
According to a duo of Australian scientists, Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back to 11,000 - 5,300 BC.
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What He Talked About

What He Talked About | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
From sports to threats to foreign countries, here are seven years of Obama’s preoccupations in the speeches he gave—charted.
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The First Language You Learn Changes How You Hear All Other Languages After

The First Language You Learn Changes How You Hear All Other Languages After | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
An MRI experiment shows that the language you hear as a baby makes a permanent imprint on your brain.
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Jack Grieve's maps show which US regions use specific swear words - Daily Mail

Jack Grieve's maps show which US regions use specific swear words - Daily Mail | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Jack Grieve, a linguist at Aston University in the UK, has created a series of maps breaking down where residents are most likely to use offensive words such as f**k and 'sh**'.
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BBC - Future - Will emoji become a new language?

BBC - Future - Will emoji become a new language? | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Emoji are already butting their heads with traditional words, but could they take over completely? Linguist Neil Cohn casts his expert eye over the pictures taking the world by storm.
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The equivalent of “It’s all Greek to me” in 30 other languages - Snapzu.com

The equivalent of “It’s all Greek to me” in 30 other languages - Snapzu.com | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
The equivalent of “It’s all Greek to me” in 30 other languages http://t.co/bnLkR3gyg9 via @Snapzu #interesting #linguistics #dataviz
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The birth of a word

The birth of a word | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly...
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World's languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists

World's languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
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These 10 Non-Existent English Words Make Other Languages Look Cool

These 10 Non-Existent English Words Make Other Languages Look Cool | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
There are many words that exist in other languages, but not in English. Here are 10 of those non-existent English words.
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Mind your language! Swearing around the world

Mind your language! Swearing around the world | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.
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A few myths about speakers of multiple languages | British Council

A few myths about speakers of multiple languages | British Council | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Is monolingualism the norm? Do bilinguals have two separate language systems? The British Council's Nayr Ibrahim separates the myths from the realities.
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Linguists are like, ‘Get used to it!’ - The Boston Globe

Linguists are like, ‘Get used to it!’ - The Boston Globe | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Why a new way to quote people has taken English by storm.
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Marisol Biggins on Twitter

Marisol Biggins on Twitter | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Who Invented More New Words? A comparison by Flavorwire (and linguist Vivian Cook). Words in bold ar pic.twitter.com/QmAHK8wVvl
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Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

Why Is English Spelling So Weird? | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way.
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A Linguistic Analysis Of Donald Trump Shows Why People Like Him So Much

A Linguistic Analysis Of Donald Trump Shows Why People Like Him So Much | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Sometimes when he speaks he seems erratic and unfocused, but this careful dissection of the Donald’s speech patterns shows the unusual way he talks is actually very deliberate.
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Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims - Irish Times

Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims - Irish Times | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Dr Séamus Ó Direáin mapped dialects in the Aran Islands over 25 years for new study
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Your Brain on Metaphors - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Your Brain on Metaphors - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists test the theory that your body shapes your ideas.
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World's languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
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Taylor Swift’s grammar marked down incorrectly

Taylor Swift’s grammar marked down incorrectly | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
The Princeton Review has sniffed at the (misheard) lyrics of the pop star’s song Fifteen. But its ‘correction’ is more than five centuries out of date
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There Is No ‘Proper English’

There Is No ‘Proper English’ | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Never mind the grammar scolds, writes Oliver Kamm. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak.
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French language guardians drop fierce blockade over invading English words - Malay Mail Online

French language guardians drop fierce blockade over invading English words - Malay Mail Online | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
PARIS, March 12 — Guardians of the French language have dropped their famously fierce blockade against invading English words and are now welcoming them for enriching — rather than threatening — the lexicon.
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That Way We’re All Writing Now

That Way We're All Writing Now - The Message - Medium
First we LOLed. Now we’re changing the way a sentence works
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Internet. Internet slang meets American Sign Language

Internet. Internet slang meets American Sign Language | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
How do you sign "new" words? The Deaf community works as a network, collectively brainstorming new sign language terms over the web, until dominant signs emerge.
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Pute de merde de con! The linguistics of Spiral slang

Pute de merde de con! The linguistics of Spiral slang | linguistics matters | Scoop.it
Le weekend will not be the same without Spiral, the French thriller where the language is as intriguing as the plot
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Why Kevin Spacey's accent in House of Cards sounds off - YouTube

The linguistics behind Kevin Spacey's Southern accent in House of Cards. Read What linguists say about Kevin Spacey's bizarre Southern accent on House of Car...
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