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Learning Intermediate Taiwanese Sign Language - Week 3: Health Related to the Eyes and Teeth

Okay, now we’re really getting into field-specific vocabulary. It’s interesting to me how some words, such as “葉黃素” seem to be common Chinese words in the everyday vocabulary of a Taiwanese person, and yet I think most Americans have not heard of it’s English translation, which is “lutein”. 112 more words

My Journal

Mapping variation in English

The UK dialect maps created by Laurel MacKenzie and her legion of undergraduate field researchers now have a new home!

At http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/ukdialectmaps/ you can view all the maps. 75 more words


One of the best books I've ever read . . .

English and Ethnicity, edited but Janina Brutt-Griffler and Catherine Evans Davies, is by far one of the best and most influential books in my life. 217 more words


Q-Step: Stepping Out

This Tuesday, the Q-Step programme, on which Manchet has previously reported, held its closing event for the 2014 summer projects, “Stepping Out”.

There were three student interns from LEL: 102 more words

English Language

"Literally" speaking

I submitted my thesis title and summary to the wonderful blog lolmythesis.com and got a lot of positive feedback, including several requests to actually read my thesis. 110 more words


A Quantitative Content Analysis of Person-First Language Use in Healthcare Research, Healthcare Practice, and by Support Groups for People with Disabilities

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Maxwell Barnish


Independent scholar, London, UK.


This article reports the results of an original quantitative linguistic study that investigated patterns of language use referring to people with disabilities in three data source types: written by support groups run for and by people with disabilities, healthcare researchers, and healthcare providers respectively. 1,029 more words