Monthly Archives: June 2010

Writing to inspire

What piece of writing has affected you the most? If it’s short enough, quote it here, or give us a link, and explain in as much detail as you can why it is important to you. If, like me, you … Continue reading

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Language & Technology, Netiquette & Language Change

I’m really delighted to see that quite a few of my Y12 students have taken me up on my suggestion to start becoming part of the blogosphere by visiting language & literature related blogs and adding their comments. I’ve already … Continue reading

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Good luck for tomorrow

Some people never stop. Although I’m fit to drop and need to get some sleep, here’s my last email exchange. I’m sorry if any of you were thinking of asking anything later but I’m not feeling great and need to … Continue reading

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ENGB3 – ypopatame etc

I had a question about the ‘Hippopotamus & Giraffe’ dictionary entries question. My answer was: That ‘hippopotamus’ paper is the one I used to introduce the topic: we spent about three or four lessons on it. I showed you how … Continue reading

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ELLA3 – I haven’t forgotten you Lang/Lit people!

After all, how could I forget you after this: Don’t forget to remind yourself of some of the valuable analytical methods on Steve Campsall’s EnglishBiz site: http://bit.ly/aXcFrF And you may also care to remind yourself of all the frameworks from … Continue reading

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ENGB3 – Pidgins & Creoles &The Great Vowel Shift

And the the third of my email exchanges from over the weekend. What I’d really like to see happening is this kind of interchange happening as a matter of course across the groups, and it would be better to do … Continue reading

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ENGB3 – Language Change – Lexical Diffusion

Here’s our next little exchange: Sir, i don’t understand why ‘lexical difusion’ is called what it is. Shouldn’t it be ‘phonological diffusion’ since its a change in the sounding of a word? That’s one of those questions that shows more … Continue reading

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