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The decline of the gradable adverb: 'quite', 'rather' and 'fairly' are becoming a relic of the past

The decline of the gradable adverb: 'quite', 'rather' and 'fairly' are becoming a relic of the past | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tip-toeing around a subject, doing one’s best to avoid causing offence, and taking a little longer than necessary to get to the point are all quintessentially British conversational habits.
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This research was carried out by researchers at the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

 
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Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum

Send us your schoolwork! Study to shape curriculum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The biggest-ever archive of pupils’ schoolwork is being collected as part of a three year-project looking at how children use language as they get older

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The British National Corpus is being created by the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Science finds surprising differences in men and women

Science finds surprising differences in men and women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ever wondered who out of women and men have the better memory? Or perhaps you’re curious to know who swears the most. The answers may surprise you…

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The article highlights findings from a study at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) 

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CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils

CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four new UK-China partnerships to strengthen research in the social sciences and arts and humanities have been announced on 9 September.

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Article cites the Newton Fund and quotes ESRC CEO Professor Jane Elliott

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Twitter expands anti-abuse arsenal, but has long way to go to silence trolls

Twitter expands anti-abuse arsenal, but has long way to go to silence trolls | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Those suffering abuse, threats, or generally unpleasant behaviour on Twitter – of which is there is much – may welcome Zero Trollerance, an initiative that aims to tackle trolls by bombarding them with tweets containing helpful life tips and advice on how to be less angry and aggressive.

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This article cites Claire Hardaker from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) based at Lancaster University

Article originally published 27 April 2014

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2015: the year of the trolled?

2015: the year of the trolled? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, famously believed that his creation could be used to “iron out misunderstanding”. The prediction seems laughably naive today, particularly to every single one of the 3 billion people who have internet access.

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Article quotes Dr Claire Hardaker from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker

Some of Britain’s traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed.

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The research cited in the article was carried out by a joint team including the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University.

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BBC Radio Lancashire - Googles most popular search terms 2014

Radio programme inlcuding interview regarding googles most popular search terms for 2014..

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Programme interviews Dr Claire Hardaker from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), based at Lancaster University, about Googles most popular search terms of 2014.

Interview starts at 02:51:15 and concludes at 02:54:40

Programme originally aired 16/12/2014

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Stop snapping selfies and start vaping – it's the word of the year

Stop snapping selfies and start vaping – it's the word of the year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Selfies were so 2013. But vaping’s in: Oxford Dictionaries have announced vape as its international Word of the Year 2014. The runners up are bae, budtender, contactless, indyref, normcore and slacktivism.

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Article by Robbie Love, of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science.

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Millenialocal's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:10 PM

I get that it's only water vapor but it still smells.  

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Mind your language: 'Battling' cancer metaphors can make terminally ill patients worse

Mind your language: 'Battling' cancer metaphors can make terminally ill patients worse | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Media portrayals of cancer as a “battle to be fought” are leading to feelings or failure and guilt among terminally ill patients, experts in language and end-of-life care have said.

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Artilce cites the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

This research is being presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event

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Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns

Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TV historian who was abused by Twitter trolls says that sentences will not stop abuse as other high profile victims react to new sentences for the crime
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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