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Language and words in the news – 18th December, 2015

© Scott Maxwell / Fotolia.comThis post contains a 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, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. (Like an internet version of the Thieving Magpie I plunder links from all kinds of places, but for once in the festive spirit I’m acknowledging the sources in this post.)

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Language change and slang

Do you speak 2016? Tech, teens and language trends
It is impossible to know what new words will become fashionable in the year ahead: some of the buzzwords of 2016 have not yet been coined. This link came via friend and colleague Kati Sule.

Acknowledging the Inevitable
The Washington Post has updated its styleguide and now uses spellings such as email and (gasp!) website. Thanks to fellow lexicographer Roz Combley for this one.

Global English

The Language of Football
Interview with Marc Joss: football translator and interpreter. HT our regular blogger Stan Carey for this one.

Language teaching and resources

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners
Literacy includes reading, writing, listening, speaking, and analyzing a wide range of texts that include both print and non-print texts. HT Julie Moore for alerting me to this.

Books, technology, words and language

Jane Austen birthday: The best advice ever gleaned from her classic novels
Jane Austen’s 240th birthday was celebrated across the Web this week. Here is one of the best tributes, because it is mostly in her own words.

Cartoon

We three kings…
One of the three wise men gets the wrong end of the stick.

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