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English Language - Mrs B - MLE clip

Dear All

The clip you need for your prep is here:

Remember you need to comment on what reasons are given for the language change, and how the change from cockney to MLE has come about.   20 more words

English Language

Malapropisms: getting it (almost) right

I love malapropisms; some of them are very humorous, some are just a bit irritating because they are obviously the result of their users trying to sound posh or eloquent. 151 more words


End Your Sentences With Prepositions! A Debunking of Common English Grammar Myths

Never end your sentence with a preposition. 

We’ve all heard that one before. Have you ever noticed that this rule is pretty hard to follow? For instance, take a look at the following sentence, and try to apply the rule. 1,032 more words


Language change and the politics of accents

These are the topics of my latest posts at Macmillan Dictionary Blog. In Words in constant motion, I write that every aspect of language use is subject to change, that this understandably unsettles some people, but that we can learn to live with it: 281 more words


Society talks linguistics, dialects, ideologies and psychology

Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of communication and language in the everyday. It is an observation of the expressions and uses of language in contemporary society, removed from judgement of improper use and cynicism. 927 more words

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Be a part of Linguistic History!

As you probably know, this blog is part of the Somerset Speaks project I’ve been running, which is looking at language change across Somerset.  To identify that change, I’m interviewing as many people as I can before the end of 2017.   330 more words