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Free talks on speech, language and communication - #SLTLearn

Join us this July for #SLTLearn, the second in our series of online outreach events for 2015.

The talks taking place from 13th to 17th July are aimed at Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers, and are designed to inform, engage and offer CPD and networking opportunities online. 78 more words


My 'Top 5' Preparation Tips

01. Learn the Language

Unless you’re visiting a country where one of the main spoken languages is English (assuming you speak English as well), it will likely be beneficial for you to learn basic words and phrases to use on your trip. 636 more words


Scion of Ikshvaku

This book is the first in the series of books inspired by the Ramayana (apparently), by Amish Tripathi, known for his Shiva Trilogy books. I really liked the latter, because it was a bit of a fresh air in the mythology-adapted-to-fantasy area, and Amish had adopted well known stories and gods and created quite an engaging world. 553 more words

Book Reviews

Daniel Cassanto (Psychology Today) | Our malleable minds

In the first post of a very short-lived blog on Psychology Today, Daniel Cassanto provided a brief but effective orientation to the exploration of relationships among experience, diversity, and cognition. 188 more words

Emergent Cognition

A Map of Metaphors

Useful to me because I’m a language nerd (and language is ridiculously important in search) – a map of metaphors. “Experts have now created the world’s first online Metaphor Map, which contains more than 14,000 metaphorical connections sourced from 4m pieces of lexical data, some of which date back to 700AD.” Read the help guide.

New Resources

Tired Rant: Language / Grammar Elitists

I’ve been really into a weird, off beat aesthetic lately. I find myself drawn to the shortening of words in an almost chat speak form. For some reason it is so satisfying to read words that seem less refined and more typed in the moment. 209 more words


Word of the day

Definiens – a word, phrase, or symbolic expression used to define something, especially in a dictionary entry, or introducing a word or symbol into a logical system by providing a statement of its meaning; something that defines, especially the defining part of a dictionary entry; an expression in terms of which another may be adequately defined.