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Text Messaging and the Downfall of Civilization

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Mobile phones are a multifaceted scourge; they’ve been blamed for everything from poor social skills to short attention spans. As a linguist, I’m intrigued by one particular claim: that texting makes people illiterate. Not only are text messages short (and thus unsuited for complex ideas), they’re riddled with near-uninterpretable abbreviations: idk, pls, gr8. Young people are especially vulnerable to these altered forms; critics frequently raise the specter of future students studying a Hamlet who texts 2B or not 2B…… . . . → Read More: Text Messaging and the Downfall of Civilization






Using Figurative Language

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Metaphor: What does figurative mean?

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Some unsolved questions about the languages of the Jews

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Arabic linguistics: overview and history

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The Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

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A linguist’s foray into the ‘real world’: Why Dias Kadyrbayev was highly unlikely to understand his Miranda rights

Dr. Aneta Pavlenko
Professor of Applied Linguistics

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The Study of Language by George Yule | 5th Edition

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Sapir, Whorf, and the hypothesis that wasn’t

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