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Language and words in the news – 3rd July, 2015

© Ioannis Kounadeas / 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.

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Language change and slang

#language: evolution in the digital age
Kids are using hashtags in their writing. #notsurprising.

Language teaching and resources

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals
A summary of what’s out there, both free and on subscription.

Improve your English

‘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.

Mapping metaphor
I haven’t quite figured out how it works yet, but Glasgow University’s Metaphor Map looks like it could be a fascinating resource.

Twitter fun

An A–Z of linguistics, in rhyming couplets
From linguistics’ own Renaissance Man, Stan Carey.

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