Linguistics

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North holding its own against spread of southern English dialects, study finds
‘We won’t all be sounding the same,’ says researcher after comparison of extensive survey with findings from 70 years ago

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

31, Jul, 2022 @12:35 PM

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A broader view of old Scotland’s languages | Letter
Letter: The idea that Gaelic is the original language of the whole of Scotland is a myth, writes John Edmondson

Letters

29, Jul, 2022 @5:23 PM

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British universities will lose out by axing English language and linguistics courses | Letters
Letter: Karen Grainger laments the end of a programme at Sheffield Hallam that attracted bright students and taught vital skills

Letters

11, Jul, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Wagwan? Why are more and more Britons speaking Multicultural London English?
Hench, peng, shook … if you don’t know what any of these mean, you’re nothing more than a wasteman. MLE is sweeping the country!

14, Jun, 2022 @2:22 PM

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May I have a word about … how headline hyperbole has taken an explosive turn | Jonathan Bouquet
‘Rocket’ was once good enough as a metaphor, but now the ante has been firmly upped skywards

Jonathan Bouquet

29, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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May I have a word about… how the Vikings changed the English language forever | Jonathan Bouquet
A reader reveals the fascinating links between north-east England and Scandinavia that survive to this day

Jonathan Bouquet

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The bimbo is back – and as a feminist I couldn’t be more delighted
We’ve already reclaimed terms like ‘queer’, ‘babe’ and ‘slut’. Now TikTok is helping to make skimpily dressed girliness respectable

Jessica Fostekew

23, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Putting Prince Andrew on the road to change | Brief letters
Brief letters: Renaming Andrew Way | Barefoot stories | Positively woke | The A-Z of sleep

22, Feb, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Childhood memories and the fabric of life | Brief letters
Brief letters: Patchwork of bedtime stories | Derbyshire sayings | Mind over muscle | Going barefoot | Online grocery swaps

21, Feb, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Learning about joy from the Germans | Brief letters
Brief letters: The opposite of schadenfreude | Marketing the moon | When rock’n’roll first paid a visit | Sole survivor

20, Feb, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Did you solve it? Hurdles for Wordle nerdles
The answers to today’s puzzles

Alex Bellos

07, Feb, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Urdu, Chinese, even Old Norse: how Wordle spread across the globe
Non-English speakers may soon rival the millions playing the original version of the viral word game

Emma Graham-Harrison and Dan Milmo

05, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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