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Ant Heald

GCE English Language: Language Variation - 0 views

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    Although geared towards the WJEC English Language A-level specification, there is plenty of material directly relevant to other specifications (notably the Language Change topic for Language of the AQA Spec B)
Ant Heald

The blog formerly known as English Language @SFX - 0 views

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      Interesting: To me, 'voice calls' contrasts with 'texts' as a function of mobile phone use, rather than video calls.
  • Anglocreep is a word for the gentle drift of British English terms into the US English vernacular -
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      I think it's widely assumed that there is one-way traffic, with 'Americanism' coming into British English, so it's interesting to note that it cuts both ways.
  • Essex
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      But we won't hold that against it.
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  • Language is clearly being affected in different ways by advances in technology
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      This is a useful demonstration of how, for ENGB3 as a synoptic unit, links between AS social contexts from ENGB1 (such as technology) and the ENGB3 ENGB3 change topic can be very productive.
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      Written by the wonderful Dan Clayton! Doyen of the English Language List, & editor & author of some great English Language text books and stuff.
  • The Guardian has been running some really useful material for ENGA2 recently
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      Also useful, of course for ENGB1 (gender), ENGB2 & ENGB4 (style models for original writing & media text - where language is a focus - and possible data/ideas for inverstigation), and language - changing language use in representation of gender.
Ant Heald

Exploring the English language - LearningSpace - The Open University - 2 views

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    An open access Open University self-supported study course on language change over the past 500 years
Ant Heald

Jean Aitcheson's Language Change: Progress or Decay « i love english Language - 0 views

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    Useful blog post summarising Aitcheson's theories
Ant Heald

Words of the World (from Nottingham University) - 1 views

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    Clever people talk on video about interesting words. What's not to like?
Ant Heald

Sudden rush of blood defies language debate | Education | guardian.co.uk - 2 views

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    Jean Aitcheson Guardian article on neurolinguistic research.
Dan Clayton

Grammar rage on the net! - 0 views

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    Attitudes to language change & technology.
Dan Clayton

Linguistic cleanliness? - 1 views

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    Interesting LRD article on Kate Burridge's research into attitudes to language.
Ant Heald

Shakespeare's English - 1 views

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    Handy summary of key changes between Shakespeare and present day English (PDE) broken down by linguistic features.
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