English Lang Language attitudes, BBC. Mind your language: is it ever OK to correct someone's grammar? After Sunday’s episode of reality TV drama 90 Day Fiancé, people were left with an important question: is it ever OK to correct someone’s grammar?
Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes) Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise".
Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these rules. Prescriptivists prescribe how language ought to be used. Kill the apostrophe! The English language would be better off without apostrophes.
Yes, I know thats an extreme statement, and yes, I know its not likely ever to happen. But its true. Heres why. Phonology. Phonetics phonology prosodic t and l. Politeness Theory. Anne Curzan Language Change TED talk. Internecine - Language errors of the rich and famous. We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
—Preamble to the United States Constitution, 1787. Anne Curzan. 20 words that once meant something very different. Words change meaning over time in ways that might surprise you.
We sometimes notice words changing meaning under our noses (e.g., unique coming to mean “very unusual” rather than “one of a kind”) — and it can be disconcerting. How in the world are we all going to communicate effectively if we allow words to shift in meaning like that? The good news: History tells us that we’ll be fine. The secret “anti-languages” you’re not supposed to know - BBC Future. Montgomery thinks we can see a similar process in the lyrics of hip-hop music.
As with the other anti-languages, you can witness the blossoming of words for the illegal activities that might accompany gang culture. “There are so many words for firearm, for different kinds of drug, for money,” says Montgomery, who is based at the University of Macau. The police, for instance, are variously known as “berry”, “elroys”, and “Penelope”; crack cocaine can be known as “German chocolate cake”, “hubba” or “a slab”. Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary. The official dictionary of the Swedish language will introduce a gender-neutral pronoun in April, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced.
“Hen” will be added to “han” (he) and “hon” (she) as one of 13,000 new words in the latest edition of the Swedish Academy’s SAOL. The pronoun is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender – either because it is unknown, because the person is transgender, or the speaker or writer deems the gender to be superfluous information. Proposal to scrap Mr & Mrs from Brighton and Hove council forms. All titles could be scrapped from official council forms and paperwork after transgender activists complained the names forced people to choose between genders.
Royal Navy abbreviations. Language and Diversity Age Booklet. Language A level Paper 1 Section A Revision Book (2) Language and Diversity Gender Booklet. Tinkle, booger, flapjacks, schmuck. What makes a word funny? In Need of "Sausage and Mash"? Visit an East London ATM. Visitors to East London in search of a cash machine while attending the Olympics this past summer might have been puzzled by the ATM on Commercial Street.
Tap the screen and a prompt pops up: English or Cockney? If Cockney is chosen, the next prompt advises the customer in search of "fast sausage and mash" (cash) to select the amount. Londoners baffled by Cockney rhyming slang. Yesterday, Alex Werner, head of history collections at the Museum of London, said: “For many people, Cockney rhyming slang is intrinsic to the identity of London.
“However this research suggests that the Cockney dialect itself may not be enjoying the same level of popularity. “The origins of Cockney slang reflects the diverse, immigrant community of London’s East End in the 19th century so perhaps it’s no surprise that other forms of slang are taking over as the cultural influences on the city change.” The term 'cokenay’ was used in The Reeve’s Tale, the third story in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, to describe a child who was “tenderly brought up” and “effeminate”. By the early 16th century the reference was commonly used as a derogatory term to describe town-dwellers.
Politeness within and across cultures. The Language Of Gamers – The Circular. Since the beginning of video games, video game players have developed a unique language of their own. While many gamers probably use a cornucopia of these slang words to describe various aspects of video gaming, some of you probably wonder what the hell do these words & abbreviations mean. This list will try to present these words & their meaning. AAA Game: Pronounced “Triple A Game” or “Triple A Title,” means an exceptional game that will likely be in the running for Game of the Year. Action Command: In RPGs with turn-based battles, an action command is the generic term for when you perform a function with the controller to increase the damage the character inflicts on enemies, or reduce the damage done when the enemies attack the character. Action game: A genre of gaming that revolves around action.
Action/Adventure: A game that puts an equal emphasis on the story & gameplay. Adventure game: A game that revolves around the story, rather than the gameplay. Conversation in Aberdeen about accent, dialect and attitudes to language. - BBC Voices - Accents and dialects. Typesound Duration01:13:03 Shelf markC1190/43/01 Recording date2004-11-09 Is part of (Collection)BBC Voices Recordings Recording locationsAberdeen IntervieweesArthur, Billie, 1930 June 29- (speaker, female, retired bus conductor), Gibb, Robert, (speaker, male, journalist), Richardson, Margaret, (speaker, female, legal secretary), Thomson, Sheila, (speaker, female, fish filleter) InterviewersWhite, Claire, 1978 Oct. 29- (speaker, female) ProducersRadio Scotland Abstract[00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves, mention where they have lived. Description of Torry (area of Aberdeen), how it has changed over time. Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING.
Description of gansey (type of jersey).[00:06:46] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. Description of living in tenement housing in 1930s, close community, sharing facilities, washing clothes. 50 years of language study began on Martha's Vineyard - The Martha's Vineyard Times. Martha’s Vineyard was the site of a groundbreaking 1961 study in sociolinguistics, the field of research that looks at language in its social context — and it has everything to do with Vineyard pride. When people think of language on Martha’s Vineyard, they may be aware of the 19th century deaf population in Chilmark who used their own version of sign language.
But a study on a different linguistic subject — celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer — has become famous among contemporary language scholars around the world. The Birth of New Sign Language in Nicaragua. This is not about me learning to write. A Level English Language Tasks. A2 English - Online Flashcards by Immie Mebourne. Childrens Literacy Development Flashcards by Immie Mebourne.
Flashcards in Childrens Literacy Development Deck (18): What was the purpose of Richard Gentry's (1978) 5 spelling stages? To help teachers nurture children's ability by helping them with cognitive strategies. Labov. Mary Talbot Synthetic Sisterhood (link to Faircloud) The AOs. Translation across time as well as space. Ec50d5a049db5c1f6d19f1e20c61c422d059. Naming in the Handmaid's Tale. Does language shape the way we think.
Language development - Wug Test. Getting Sarcastic With Kids. Barouni2013 PolitenessComputing. Ochs Schieffelin 1984 Language Acquisition and Socialization. Linguistic Relativism, Determinism, Whorfian Perspective. Migrants, Refugees, and Expats: How Humanity Comes in Waves. Words are a dangerous game. Development of Thinking Sapir Whorf. Transcript- does language shape the way we see the world? Wild Children. Feral child. Human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age A feral child (also called wild child) is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and so has had little or no experience of human care, behavior or human language. There are several confirmed cases and other speculative ones.
Major stages of language acquisition - How We Acquire Language. There are four main stages in language. While in womb, babies begin learning language from their mothers. News releases | Research | Science | Social science January 2, 2013. Big Questions. EskimoHoax. Buy Untranslatable Words: Card Set Online. A set of 20 cards which explain the meaning behind untranslatable words from around the world. We’re hugely dependent on language to express how we really feel, and yet words often feel curiously vague or frustratingly inaccurate. Lexical Gap. Glossary FutureLearn. 1.9 How do children acquire conceptsv2.
How do children acquire concepts. Be A Lady They Said - Cynthia Nixon. 15 Headlines Show How Differently The British Press Treat Meghan Markle Vs Kate Middleton. Police officers told to mind their language. BRITAIN'S second largest police force has issued its officers, special constables and civilian workers with a guide to speaking and writing in an acceptable manner. The 16-page document drawn up by Greater Manchester Police sets out words and phrases deemed unsuitable and likely to offend. Media 214917 smxx. The War On Local Languages — How Linguistic Hegemony Threatens Education In The Developing World. Dialect and lang differentiation. 1.4 Chinese dialects. ITIC LC3 Course map Final. Synthetic Personalisation by Deborah Oshinnaya on Prezi.
Politeness And Interaction, By Dr.Shadia.Pptx. Articulatory Phonetics 101: Vocal Tract. Edge of the Knife: The film in a language only 20 people speak. Moodle. EngLangBlog: Language topics quick writing tasks. A-Level English Language has an awful lot of content, and a quick way to revise a lot at a time is to do some short writing tasks. I use these questions and key word prompts with my students and suggest 15 minutes of writing as much as possible on each one. I initially saw this idea from someone on Twitter, but I have no idea who - so thank you and sorry for the lack of acknowledgement!