Linguistics

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Dr Sarah Ogilvie: ‘Generation Z are savvy – but I don’t get all their memes’
The linguist and computer scientist discusses her optimistic assessment of a misunderstood generation – and delves into the nuanced ways to text ‘OK’

Killian Fox

20, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Budget promises fail to convince | Brief letters
Brief letters: Rishi Sunak | Inner voices | Swimming in sewage | Crossword | Empty shelves

Letters

27, Oct, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Roger Boore obituary
Other lives: Welsh-language publisher and author who founded the Welsh publishing house Dref Wen

Kevin Cox

10, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Pinker’s progress: the celebrity scientist at the centre of the culture wars
The long read: How the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker became one of the world’s most contentious thinkers

Alex Blasdel

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Passing the ‘chimp test’: how women were key to the birth of language
How did humans learn to talk and why haven’t chimpanzees followed suit? Linguistics expert Sverker Johansson busts some chauvinist myths

Steven Poole

28, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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I rely on the Met Office to bring me sunshine | Brief letters
Letters: BBC weather forecasts | Pudding proofs | Trains to Antwerp | Latin gatekeepers | Geronimo’s end

Letters

19, Aug, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Did you solve it? Numbers in New Guinea
The answers to today’s counting conundrum

Alex Bellos

09, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? Numbers in New Guinea
A rare way to count

Alex Bellos

09, Aug, 2021 @6:10 AM

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I’d dine with Charles if the price was right | Brief letters
Brief letters: Cash for access | Poetry | Power station | Tractor | Name twister

Letters

05, Aug, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Getting typecast in a 1950s newsroom | Brief letters
Brief letters: Printing gaffes | Giving blood | Dinner | Mixed-up names

Letters

04, Aug, 2021 @3:02 PM

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What would cure Digby Jones’s snobbery? Elocution lessons are not the answer | Zoe Williams
My experience with being taught to talk proper is that it doesn’t work – and the lessons themselves are a corrupt concept

Zoe Williams

02, Aug, 2021 @2:06 PM

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Are northern English accents dying out? Are they eck as like | Stuart Maconie
Academics predict that northern dialects will soon fade away. That’s nobbut a load of soft southern blether

Stuart Maconie

01, Aug, 2021 @10:15 AM

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