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Don’t Believe A Word – The Truth About Language
A mind-boggling journey through the phenomenon of language, busting nine common myths about humanity's greatest achievement THINK YOU KNOW LANGUAGE? THINK AGAINA word's origin doesn't tell you what it means todayThere are languages that change when your mother-in-law is presentMistakes don't undermine English, they lay its foundationsThe language you speak…
How We Talk – It’s Not Just About Words
An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak to why huh is a universal word We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these…
The Influential Mind: Can you change the opinion of another?
The Influential Mind: What The Brain Reveals About The Power To Change Others (more…)
That’s The Way It Crumbles – Is America devouring the English Language?
Are we tired of being asked to take the elevator, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? It's a no-brainer. And are we outraged? Hell, yes. But do we deny anything? Too much…
Neil Gaiman – The View From The Cheap Seats
'Gaiman is god in the universe of story and for millions this will be a holy book' - Stephen Fry (more…)