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Language and words in the news – 4th March, 2016

© Volodymyr Vasylkiv / 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

Who You Calling Phobic?
Today, language is very often the crucible in which attitudes and subsequent policy are forged, and any side that ignores this fact suffers for it.

Words, books, dictionaries and language

The world’s first thesaurus of colour shades: What kind of yellow is an egg yolk?
If you don’t know your azure from your elbow, help may be at hand in the form of a “colour thesaurus” developed by writer and children’s book illustrator Ingrid Sundberg.

Can Trending Lookups Predict Election Results?
No. But they can tell us what people are talking about.

World Book Day
March 3rd is the occasion for book-related high jinks across the UK and Ireland. You can share the fun here and here.

Video

How to (really) speak like Shakespeare
Ben Crystal and actors from Passion in Practice explore how Shakespeare’s language should be spoken.

Stop press

2016 ACES National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku
What nicer way to celebrate National Grammar Day than with a tweeted haiku?

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