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"Texting Can Have A Negative Effect On Linguistics"

The article is here, but this one's all about the headline.
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English or Engelsk?

Academics / Linguistics : Language Log (2 years ago)

A recent article in Science Daily has the headline `Linguist makes sensational claim: English is a Scandinavian language'. The claim in question is Jan Terje Faarlund's conclusion that `English is in reality a Scandinavian language'... Read Post

Linguistics at the BBC, socio this time

Linguistics / Grammar : Mr. Verb (6 years ago)

Reader E.G. has passed along a truly baffling link from the BBC, called:Perceptions 'affected by accent'Accent could affect how intelligent people are thought to be, a new study suggests.To many linguists, that headline is roughly... Read Post

Language = words = spelling, etc.

Linguistics / Grammar : Mr. Verb (2 years ago)

When you see this headline in the Wall Street Journal, you might get nervous if you're a linguist (the WSJ piece is here and the article it discusses here:The New Science of the Birth and Death of WordsHave physicists discovered the... Read Post


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