Archive for February, 2010

  • Language and words in the news – 27 February, 2010

    Posted by on February 27, 2010

    This post contains a weekly selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English and language change. Please contact us if you would like to submit a link for us to include. Global English Australia: Grammar […]

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  • Brazinglish and misunderstandings galore!

    Posted by on February 24, 2010

    Brazil English month is coming to its end shortly. Our final guest post from Jussara Simões, translator, interpreter and blogger, responds to an earlier post and reveals more about Brazinglish. _________ “Therefore, virtue is a kind of mean, since, as we have seen, it aims at what is intermediate.” (Aristotle, in Nicomachean Ethics, translated by […]

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  • ‘The 21st Century Flux’ worksheets

    Posted by on February 23, 2010

    You may recall that a little while ago we promised you some downloadable worksheets to use with Dizraeli’s video, The 21st Century Flux, about the English language. Well, the worksheets are now ready for you to download and use in your classroom. The lyrics are also available as downloadable pdf. The worksheets have been devised […]

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  • Get your paddles off my honk!

    Posted by on February 22, 2010

    As a freelance editor and mother of two, I don’t get out much. Sad, but true – I’m usually tucked up in a cubby-hole with my laptop and dictionaries, or performing my motherly duties (for the uninitiated that currently includes sandwich making, a taxi service and washing boxer shorts!). Imagine my delight then when I […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 19 February, 2010

    Posted by on February 19, 2010

    This post contains a weekly selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English and language change. Please contact us if you would like to submit a link for us to include. Global English Canada’s French-English […]

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  • BuzzWord: hyperlocal

    Posted by on February 18, 2010

    Hyperlocal is this week’s BuzzWord from our online English dictionary here at Macmillan. The adjective is used to describe a very specific, local area. Apparently, many large companies are now focussing their attention on manipulating and delivering hyperlocal information. (The use of ‘manipulating’ here is probably a little dark, no?) Anyway, with the appearance of […]

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  • Can I borrow that…?

    Posted by on February 17, 2010

    A while back, I was lucky enough to spend some time living in South America. As anyone who has lived abroad knows, it can be a mind-expanding (and mind-blowing!) experience, immersing yourself in a completely different language and culture. What surprised me though, was how hard it was to go back to speaking just English […]

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  • Brazilian English: Brazinglish, Portenglish or Englishese?

    Posted by on February 16, 2010

    From English to Brazilian Portuguese and back … Another great guest blog from Brazil, this time from Stephan Hughes, teacher, teacher trainer, translator, interpreter and educational technology enthusiast. ___________ Living in the country for more than 13 years has given me some “expertise” on the impact of English on Brazilian Portuguese. Words are adapted and […]

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  • Brazinglish borrowings

    Posted by on February 15, 2010

    Denilso de Lima, ELT author, teacher trainer and conference speaker in Brazil treats us to another guest post on the topic of Brazil English. You can visit Denilso’s blog Inglês na Ponta da Língua. ______________ I read Jussara’s post on Brazinglish and had to write a bit further about some other interesting and curious ways […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 12 February, 2010

    Posted by on February 12, 2010

    This post contains a weekly selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English and language change. Please contact us if you would like to submit a link for us to include. Global English The town […]

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