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#language: evolution in the digital age
Kids are using hashtags in their writing. #notsurprising.
5 useful online journals for ELT professionals
A summary of what’s out there, both free and on subscription.
‘To have another think coming’ or ‘another thing coming’?
Speakers use both another thing coming and another think coming and both are part of World English, although only a few varieties of English use either phrase frequently.
Books, dictionaries, words and language
The Prose Stylings of Antonin Scalia
Ben Yagoda delves into the idiolect of the US Supreme Court Justice.
I haven’t quite figured out how it works yet, but Glasgow University’s Metaphor Map looks like it could be a fascinating resource.
An A–Z of linguistics, in rhyming couplets
From linguistics’ own Renaissance Man, Stan Carey.