Tag Archives: ENGB3

Article on Language

Tom Chivers blogging in the Telegraph on prescriptivism (though he doesn’t use the word): it would be a good style model for the ENGB4 media piece, given the way it explains the linguistic arguments clearly and for a non-specialist audience. … Continue reading

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Texting is Good for the English Language

Here is David Crystal on It’s Only a Theory from BBC4. It’s on YouTube so obviously (sigh) you won’t be able to see it in school, but it’s only 10 minutes or so and well worth a look for ENGB1 – … Continue reading

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BBC – History – Timelines – Ages of English Timeline

via bbc.co.uk Thank you to Helen (Y13 English Language) for sharing this multimedia resource on the history of English. Lots of clicky, pressy stuff there for those who like that sort of thing (and make sure you have speakers / … Continue reading

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India’s ‘untouchables’ to build temple to ‘Goddess of the English language’ – Telegraph

via telegraph.co.uk This article is interesting not only for the light it sheds on the status of English in India as a result of Britain’s colonial legacy for ENGB3 Language Change, but also as material for reflecting on the relationship … Continue reading

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It must be Irish Stew: It’s in the Currant Bun!

You may have heard people casually claim that you can’t believe anything you read in The Sun, but when it’s written by Paul Kerswill, professor of sociolinguistics at Lancaster University, it might be worth sitting up and taking notice. In … Continue reading

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Language Change – Palatization Survey

Download now or preview on posterous palatization survey sheets.doc (86 KB) As we begin to look at the topic of Language Change for ENGB3 and start thinking about research topics and methods for ENGB4, my Y12 English Language students are … Continue reading

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Language Change – Palatization Survey

palatization survey sheets.doc Download this file As we begin to look at the topic of Language Change for ENGB3 and start thinking about research topics and methods for ENGB4, my Y12 English Language students are looking at changing patterns in … Continue reading

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