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An Amazon tribe converts the missionary.
50 years of ‘stupid grammar advice’.
Sussex University row regarding cuts to linguistics courses.
Bilingual babies get an early edge.
What is the half life of the word ‘throw’ and is it likely to sound different in 1,000 or 10,000 years?
Slang dictionary oddity, in 1874.
‘If English had a decent writing system there would be no use for spellchecking software’.
Learn a few interesting ways to search Google, in this post on how to make Google your English teacher.
Having comma trouble?
Tautology, not all bad.
Lingo2word is a site that ‘translates’ text message lingo into plain English.
Learn a language, 10 words a day.
Want to impress people with your knowledge of business-speak? Try this out.
The learning English film project.
The importance of learning a second language (video).