Trump’s Monolingual Disadvantage

Kibbee Language and the Law

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The Study of Language 6th edition by George Yule

George Yule The Study of Language






This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. . . . → Read More: The Study of Language 6th edition by George Yule






This month in Linguistics from Cambridge

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Imagery in Albert Camus’s L’Étranger (1942)

Albert Camus






Cambridge author Dr. Ron Batchelor explores the style of Camus’s L’Étranger . . . → Read More: Imagery in Albert Camus’s L’Étranger (1942)






What are the most popular English language children’s books?

Children's books






Language learning is affected by input, and reading to children is one of these input sources. Which children’s books are most-read to children by parents and caregivers? . . . → Read More: What are the most popular English language children’s books?






Language, cats and extra-terrestrials

Monolith






Cambridge Professor Ian Roberts discusses Language, cats and extra-terrestrials…. . . . → Read More: Language, cats and extra-terrestrials






Hipsters in the hood: Authentication in young men’s hip hop talk






A limited number of studies have approached the topic of hip-hop authenticity with an analytic focus on discourses/ideologies rather than linguistic style and even fewer studies have investigated what we might call ‘third sphere’ of hip hop, that is, interaction among Hip Hop fans and activists. This study study aims to demonstrate the value of moving the study of authenticity in relation to hip hop from a consideration of (the indexicality of) linguistic style towards a focus on discourse and ideological meanings. . . . → Read More: Hipsters in the hood: Authentication in young men’s hip hop talk






Essential reading in applied linguistics: The Language Teaching reading pack for MA/PhD students






The Applied Linguistics Reading Pack from Language Teaching is an invaluable resource for language professionals in applied linguistics, and it’s now been updated with new content. . . . → Read More: Essential reading in applied linguistics: The Language Teaching reading pack for MA/PhD students






Hillary Clinton talks more “like a man” the more powerful she becomes






By tracking Hillary Clinton’s subtle linguistic behavior over time, Jennifer Jones’ research shows how these forces manifest in Clinton’s self-presentation. Jones’ findings suggest that as the Democratic nominee transitioned from First Lady to U.S. Senator to Secretary of State, she spoke in an increasingly “masculine” way. . . . → Read More: Hillary Clinton talks more “like a man” the more powerful she becomes






How caregivers combine tactile and linguistic cues






Studies have shown that both caregiver touch and speech play an important role in the early development of infants. Research examining early caregiver-infant interactions showed that touch is prominently present and is a key component of those interactions. . . . → Read More: How caregivers combine tactile and linguistic cues