English Language - BooBook Education
5.3K views | +0 today
Follow
English Language - BooBook Education
Articles, film clips, podcasts and more - for language lovers.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Scientific analysis of the Urban Dictionary shows how to track linguistic innovation

Scientific analysis of the Urban Dictionary shows how to track linguistic innovation | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The first large-scale study of the Urban Dictionary provides unique insights into the way our language is evolving.
BooBook Education's insight:

Lingofile worksheet 29 January 2018. You will find the worksheet - a short research activity - in the members area of our website.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

A Victorian Liberal Candidate Has Quit Over Racist Facebook Malarkey

A Victorian Liberal Candidate Has Quit Over Racist Facebook Malarkey | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Victorian Liberal candidate Jack Lyons, a former publican who was standing for the marginal seat of Bendigo West in the upcoming state election, has dropped out of the race, after his deeply unfortunate use of social media came to light. Earlier today, The Herald Sun alerted party officials to hundreds of racist, sexist and otherwise off-colour posts …
BooBook Education's insight:

21.5.20 Lightning Talks worksheet - cultural context.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

I'm more worried about Mark Zuckerberg than this government and its tracing app

I'm more worried about Mark Zuckerberg than this government and its tracing app | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The COVIDSafe app might just be the first privacy incursion that benefits us, instead of advertisers or the state.
BooBook Education's insight:

29 April 2020 Lingofile worksheet: available in the Members area of our website.

In this article, Dom White argues that a range of digital intrusions invade users privacy already, and that uploading the app is a reasonable trade-off between public good and loss of privacy because “the COVIDSafe app might just be the first privacy incursion that benefits us, instead of advertisers or the state.”

mia jackson's curator insight, May 1, 3:57 PM

Guarantee-an A+ with our Assignment academic writing service
How to get in touch: ozpaperhelp@gmail.com
or call/whatsapp +91-7503070001 (24/7 Support)
100% Original and Plagiarism-free

Free Revisions

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you don’t get grades that are decided upon you contacted us NO QUESTIONS ASKED

Why Choose our services:
1 100% non-plagiarized work.
2 Desired standard of paper according to your requirement.
3 On time delivery
4 Complete ownership on the paper once received.
5 Extreme Confidentiality of your personal information.
6 Free revisions (in case of any discrepancy) until the customer is completely satisfied with the work.
7 All sources used in the paper will be properly cited, using the format that you support.

We help Students of all the LEVEL. We are experienced team of lecturers and consultant who provide help and support to college and university students with their Coursework, Assignments, Dissertation, Proposal, Essay etc. We also do proofreading and editing services. We specialize in number of subjects including: Project – C, C++, PHP, JAVA, Python, Access, SQL, SPSS, SAS, STATA, Bioinformatics ,R studioIT, Matlab, ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS , Civil Mechanical , ENGINEERING, Finance, Accounting, Business Studies, Marketing, Management, Business Law, Commercial Law, Economics, Statistics, Essay, Organizational Behaviour, Consumer Behaviour, Business Plans, Financial Planning, IT, Business Process Management, Nursing Social and health care, Engineering etc and may more. Please inquire if it is not mentioned here. Marketing, Business, Accounting, Finance, Strategic Financial management, Economic, Nursing, Health and Social Care, Criminology, Sociology, English, Law, IT, History, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Biology, Physic, Chemistry, Psychology and other subjects as well which are not mentioned here.

No Plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious offense. If students are ever accused of plagiarism they are heavily penalized at Canadian universities. We ensure that all work is original and of the highest quality.

How will it work:

1) Reach out for HELP on our email address:

How to get in touch: ozpaperhelp@gmail.com

or call/whatsapp 0091 7503070001

2)Your assignment will be carefully reviewed by the most suitable professional depending on the topic and you will receive a price and a submission date.
3) Pay 50% and we will start working on your ASSIGNMENT.
4) Once your order is completed, we will show you preview of work and then you will pay the remaining 50% and receive your order.
5) Review and let us know if you require changes or amendments.

How to get in touch: ozpaperhelp@gmail.com or

call/whatsapp 0091 7503070001 (24/7 Support)

Email us instructions for the essay/paper with due date for instant quote!

You can reach us at-
Email:- ozpaperhelp@gmail.com
https://www.ozpaperhelp.com/
https://www.cheapassignmenthelp.co.uk
https://www.freeassignmenthelp.com
https://cheapassignmenthelp.blogspot.com/
Thanks
Oz Paper Help

Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Today's disease names are less catchy, but also less likely to cause stigma

Today's disease names are less catchy, but also less likely to cause stigma | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.
BooBook Education's insight:

10 March 2020 Lingofile worksheet: the naming of corona virus has evolved for interesting linguistic reasons. Your students can explore this and the naming of viruses historically in this article, and using our worksheet. You'll find the worksheet in the Members area of our website.

 

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

'Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?' - Baltimore Sun

“My Fair Lady” is the story of how a poor flower girl with a hideous Cockney accent and bad grammar is transformed into an elegant society lady — mainly by changing her speech. Why does this story resonate? Because even today, people often are judged on how they speak.
BooBook Education's insight:

11.2.20 Lingofile worksheet for English Language students. This one includes 4 video clips and a written piece. It illustrates the prescriptivist/descriptivist continuum. Download the worksheet from the Members area of our website - it's free!

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

The Linguistic Anatomy of a Political Firestorm

The Linguistic Anatomy of a Political Firestorm | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The prime minister of Australia has a background in marketing, but with the bush fire crisis, his manipulation of language is only getting him so far.
BooBook Education's insight:

Blame discourse - a new angle on obfuscation in political discourse.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Linguistic Anarchy! It's all Pun and Games Until Somebody Loses a Sign

Linguistic Anarchy! It's all Pun and Games Until Somebody Loses a Sign | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The pun is in an interesting bind: it is both ubiquitous and reviled. We try to understand why.
BooBook Education's insight:

Puns and semantics - a good one for class discussion.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

BBC Two - Stephen Fry on the power of language | What Makes Us Human | Facebook

BBC Two - Stephen Fry on the power of language | What Makes Us Human | Facebook | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
“Let there be rapid firecracker phrases and language that oozes like a lake of lava. Words are your birthright.”

Stephen Fry shares his take o
BooBook Education's insight:

18 September 2019 Lingofile for EL students: this week's worksheet is an analytical task for students using a video presentation by Stephen Fry called "What makes us human". It's not a question! Find it in the Members area of our website by logging in (or signing up). Last one for this term!

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Insiders Extra

Insiders Extra | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Each Friday the Insiders host provides their take on politics, ahead of Sunday's show.
BooBook Education's insight:

19 August 2019 Lingofile worksheet. You'll be able to download the worksheet by logging in to Members area of our website.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

35 Things That Perfectly Sum Up Australian Culture

35 Things That Perfectly Sum Up Australian Culture | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Telling your taxi or Uber driver to “just drop us anywhere along here, mate”.
BooBook Education's insight:

24 June 2019 Lingofile worksheet. Here's a fun item to finish the term. As always, you can download the worksheet from the members area of our website.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

From “climate change” to “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown”: The Guardian is changing the environmental language it uses » Nieman Journalism Lab

Human-caused climate change is arguably the largest crisis facing the world's population of more than 7 billion, but news organizations have struggled to cover it adequately. "Newsroom managers have failed to see the climate crisis as fundamental, all-encompassing, and worthy of attention from…
BooBook Education's insight:

27 May 2019 Lingofile worksheet: how important is language for conveying concepts precisely? This worksheet for English Language students can be downloaded from the Members area of our website.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Anzac Day: Spare a thought for friend and enemy alike

Anzac Day: Spare a thought for friend and enemy alike | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Age readers reflect on the significance of Anzac Day.
BooBook Education's insight:

30 April 2019 Lingofile worksheet: this one focuses on syntax, contextual factors and social purpose.  Answers are provided. Download the worksheet from the Members area of our website. If you haven't already signed up as a BBE member (no cost), you can do so from the home page.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

'We've gone long enough without': festival brings languages home

'We've gone long enough without': festival brings languages home | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
With so many Indigenous languages already lost, two Melbourne linguists are racing against time.
No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Vic Liberal candidate quits over tweets

Vic Liberal candidate quits over tweets | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
"The problem that's befallen me today is that some of these tweets have been stripped of all context."
BooBook Education's insight:

21.5.20 Lightning Talks worksheet - cultural context.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

'Iso', 'boomer remover' and 'quarantini': how coronavirus is changing our language

'Iso', 'boomer remover' and 'quarantini': how coronavirus is changing our language | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Times of crisis have always changed our slang, with the help of a little black humour. Coronavirus is no exception.
BooBook Education's insight:

Lingofile 12 May 2020. Language change in a time of pandemic. This popular article posted on our Facebook page yesterday, by Kate Burridge and Howie Manns in The Conversation, now has a worksheet to go with it. You'll find it in the Members area of our website.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

'I might keep my hands to myself': Love (and sex) in the time of corona

'I might keep my hands to myself': Love (and sex) in the time of corona | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Stuck at home and afraid of socialising, people around the country are spending even more time on their phones, and that means more time on dating apps.
BooBook Education's insight:

24 March 2020 Lingofile worksheet:

It’s difficult to avoid the pandemic topic at the moment, and such a lot of linguistic material emerging as a result. This week’s worksheet includes extracts from an article about the changing norms of social interactions. plus some inventive neologisms for the times. You will find the worksheet in the members area of our website. Simply login or sign up (no cost) to access this and dozens of other worksheets in the back catalogue.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Macquarie Dictionary

Macquarie Dictionary | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
BooBook Education's insight:

25 February 2020 Lingofile: show students how to access the Macquarie Dictionary website via this week's worksheet. There is some great material for their essays! The worksheet is in the Members area of our website - log into download it.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Here’s Jacinda Ardern Sending A Call From Scott Morrison To Voicemail During A Live Presser

Here’s Jacinda Ardern Sending A Call From Scott Morrison To Voicemail During A Live Presser | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
During a live press conference, NZ PM Jacinda Ardern received a phone call from Scott Morrison. She sent it straight to voicemail.
BooBook Education's insight:

29.1.20 Lingofile worksheet for English Language students. This article is the topic of our first Lingofile for the year. You'll find the worksheet in the Members area of our website. It's free - just login to download it.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Where Do Finger Names Come From?

Where Do Finger Names Come From? | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Our names for our fingers show a surprising depth of cultural variation—and similarity.
BooBook Education's insight:

Etymology of finger names. 

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Reaching out on office phrases that grind teeth, going forward

Reaching out on office phrases that grind teeth, going forward | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Offic jargon like 'low hanging fruit', 'alignment' and 'agile' are a common bug-bear for many Australian workers, and is best avoided going forward.
BooBook Education's insight:

12.11.19 Lingofile worksheet: this article is brimming with jargon. Spot the 35 (or so) terms and give yourself a medal! The worksheet is in the Members area of our website.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Here's why it's ok for Taylor Swift to use literally, figuratively | David Shariatmadari | Music | The Guardian

Here's why it's ok for Taylor Swift to use literally, figuratively | David Shariatmadari | Music | The Guardian | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Linguist Stephen Pinker is among those who have implied the singer was wrong, says Guardian writer and editor David Shariatmadari
BooBook Education's insight:

2 September 2019 Lingofile worksheet: This can be downloaded from the Members area of our website. A great one for lots of topics - prescriptivism, descriptivism, language change and attitudes. Enjoy!

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

First Speech: Ms Gladys Liu MP – Parliament of Australia

First Speech: Ms Gladys Liu MP
BooBook Education's insight:

6.8.19 Lingofile worksheet for English Language students: this transcript and video are the basis for this week's worksheet, which can be downloaded from the Members area of our website. Simply login, or sign up if not already a member - no cost involved.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

‘We apologise unreservedly’: AFL, 18 clubs release Adam Goodes statement

‘We apologise unreservedly’: AFL, 18 clubs release Adam Goodes statement | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
The AFL and its 18 clubs have “unreservedly” apologised to Sydney great Adam Goodes via an emotive statement on Friday.
BooBook Education's insight:

22 June 2019 Lingofile worksheet. An analysis of the AFL's apology to Adam Goodes. It will get students thinking about the language associated with this issue. Access the free worksheet in the Members area of our website - login or sign up (no cost) via the form on the home page.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

The Federal Election 2019 slogans are now out in force. But what makes a good one?

The Federal Election 2019 slogans are now out in force. But what makes a good one? | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
What snappy catchphrases are the politicians rolling out this election campaign? Do they work? And what's the vomit principle?
BooBook Education's insight:

15 May 2019 Lingofile worksheet: It's election time, and what better to sharpen those linguistic analysis skills than by analysing political slogans! It's all in our free worksheet for students. Just sign into the Members area of our website to download it. And make sure you get a copy of this article as well.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

Call me a drongo, but I can't stand Straya

Call me a drongo, but I can't stand Straya | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
No wonder we're not a republic, we can't even be bothered to pronounce our country's name correctly.
BooBook Education's insight:

Here’s an opinion piece that illustrates attitudes to language use and covers phonology, morphology and identity. Useful for students’ language journals.

No comment yet.
Scooped by BooBook Education
Scoop.it!

What Actually Is The 'Canberra Bubble' That Scott Morrison Keeps Talking About?

What Actually Is The 'Canberra Bubble' That Scott Morrison Keeps Talking About? | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Where there is democracy, there are politicians that don’t want to answer questions. Politicians have perfected this art of not-answering-questions over many years. At first
BooBook Education's insight:

23 April 2019 Lingofile worksheet can be found in the Members area of our NEW website. There is a video embedded in this article as well.

No comment yet.