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Cheerio Marvellous... You're No Longer Awesome

Cheerio Marvellous... You're No Longer Awesome | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The words cheerio and marvellous lose their popularity due to the American influence on Britons and the rise of the digital age.

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The article discusses the work of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University, with comment from Professor Tony McEnery.

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BBC Radio 4 - English language becomes more Americanised

BBC Radio 4 - English language becomes more Americanised | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

National and international news from BBC Radio 4. Aired 26 August 2014.

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Programme discussing the changing English language, featuring Robbie Love of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

Starting at 28:00 and concluding at 30:05

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Cheerio pussy cat, hi there awesome English

Cheerio pussy cat, hi there awesome English | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Use of 'cheerio' dying out as English language becomes more Americanised, with 'awesome' gaining ground as the most characteristic emotive word

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

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Why marvellous isn't awesome any more

Why marvellous isn't awesome any more | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The digital revolution and America's growing influence on our culture have dramatically changed the way British people speak over the past two decades, new research has revealed.

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The article cites Language expert Professor Tony McEnery from the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University.

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Cheerio marvellous: The words disappearing from the English vocabulary

Cheerio marvellous: The words disappearing from the English vocabulary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Things are no longer marvellous and they are certainly not fetch - but they are awesome, according to a new study.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

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