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Jack Grieve @ LEL Research Seminar

Next week, we welcome Jack Grieve at the LEL Research Seminars. Jack is a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His primary research interests are “language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.” His talk will focus on language change led by cultural change (see abstract below). 153 more words

English Language

Sherlock ... Gnomes?

Hihi – I am pretty sure that this is not a canonical story, but … :)

English Language

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Millions of people around the world today are drinking Guinness and wearing green, even if they’re not of recent Irish heritage. As usual I forgot to wear anything green, though I did have a pint of Guinness and a whiskey. 387 more words

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Niall O'Donnell reblogged this on English-Language Thoughts and commented:

Time for a look at another classic post from the past!

The other "y"

The Spanish y that everyone knows is the one that means ‘and.’ Actually, everyone knows the other y, too, but almost no one recognizes it as an element in its own right: it’s the… 329 more words

Spanish Language

Want the grade 8-9 in your creative writing questions for English Language?

I absolutely adore these ideas as fool proof ways of letting the examiner know you’re top band material!

Use a few of the techniques above and you’ll be granted access to those all important marks – trust me. 29 more words


Enya - The Humming.

Hey guys! :)

Happy St. Patrick’s day to all of you, even if you don’t celebrate it in any particular way. Here in Poland we don’t rather have any Irish connections as a nation, so people don’t really care about it in general, but since I’m obsessed about Celtic everything, I do. 54 more words


English words that only Indians use

Did you know IndiansĀ use some English words and phrases you’ll rarely hear anywhere else in the world – in case you’re travelling to India soon, here’s a helpful list of 21 of my favourites: 815 more words