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18 obsolete words, which should never have gone out of style

Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others c…

Started by A Former Member

7 May 7, 2013
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A Man of Many Words

Another interesting book to add to the list. -- Dallas A Man of Many Words For more than 150 years, writers of all stripes have relied on…

Started by A Former Member

0 May 7, 2013

Singular “they”: everyone has their own opinion / You: a short history

Singular “they”: everyone has their own opinion FREDDIE DEBOER, a graduate student and blogger, has just summed up his class project examin…

Started by A Former Member

1 Apr 3, 2013
Reply by Sean Murphy

Soda? Pop? Coke? and over 100 other dialect variations (survey results and maps)

http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/maps.html One of the 122 questions: 105. What is your generic term for a sweetened carbonated b…

Started by Grinning Cat

3 Mar 10, 2013
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Rape culture embedded in language

Discussion of the underlying cause of India's rape culture, and that of mysogenist violence against women worldwide, underlies the role of…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 8, 2013
Reply by Grinning Cat

Txtng and the future of English

Prof. Anne Curzan reassures us that the sky is not falling -- that textspeak is not bringing chaos and anarchy to the language -- and discu…

Started by Grinning Cat

0 Mar 3, 2013

Who dunnit? The not-so-insignificant quirks of language

Interesting blog post on how language structure can affect perception, or is that the other way 'round? - Dallas Who dunnit? The not-so-ins…

Started by A Former Member

8 Feb 24, 2013
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Two layers of language

How Human Language Could Have Evolved from Birdsong: Researchers Propose New Theory On Deep Roots of Human Speech ... human language is a g…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Feb 22, 2013

Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

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2 Jan 5, 2013
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Text-mining stylistic and thematic connections

Now we have analysis to discover new insights about books, and their authors, instead of just quantifying what we already knew. By Text-Min…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 28, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

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