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Toffees, bullets, sucks, spice, tuffeys and pops - new UK map reveals what we call sweets - Nottinghamshire Live

Toffees, bullets, sucks, spice, tuffeys and pops - new UK map reveals what we call sweets - Nottinghamshire Live | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The researchers are interested in the ways in which language changes spread through the population.

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ESRC is funding this project titled: Investigating the diffusion of morphosyntactic innovations using social media

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Putting a value on what nature does for us

Putting a value on what nature does for us | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new online resource, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with other organisations based in Cambridge, helps those in both the public and private sector see how changes to an ecosystem can affect its value, in order to make more informed decisions about how the natural environment should be developed.


The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) was launched online this week.

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The development of the interactive TESSA manual was funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account pilot grant awarded to Cambridge University.

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New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people

New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The survey-style study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), found there were important factors that are unique to being autistic which explain why autistic people may be at higher risk of suicide, including; unmet support needs, and 'camouflaging' or 'masking' autism to try and 'fit in' in social situations. 

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This research was funded by ESRC.

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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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