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Tag Archives: language
New Stuff Tuesday – May 22, 2018
From Drag Queens To Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures by Rusty Barrett PE3727 .G39 B37 2017 New Arrivals , 2nd floor Rusty Barrett’s work serves as a analysis into the way language and gender is expressed within six … Continue reading
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Want to learn a new language?
Hola! Tungjatjeta! Dobar dan! Hallo! Bonjour! Privet! こんにちは Sous-dey! 你好 Kóyo! There are countless ways to learn a new language. You could take a class, buy or borrow a book, use language learning software, immerse yourself with native speakers, and more. Do you know what … Continue reading
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Friday Fun: Word of the Year!
Oxford Dictionaries announced its international Word of the Year on November 19: selfie The origin of selfie has been traced to an Australian online forum in 2002, and apparently there are spinoffs like helfie (a selfie of your hair) and … Continue reading
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What American Dialect Do You Speak?
The Interactive Dialect Maps by Joshua Katz of North Carolina State University show aggregate results to questions such as “What is ‘The City’? and “What do you call the night before Halloween?” for the whole United States of America… Continue reading
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New Stuff Tuesday – August 4
Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 By David Crystal TK5105.73 .C79 2008 New Book Island, 2nd floor It’s those darn kids – you know, the ones with their electronic devices and unlimited text plans and super-fast fingers. They reward skill for speed … Continue reading
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Saying things nicely
Have you ever struggled to say something and wanted to put it nicely? Or, have you ever wondered about the euphemisms you’ve heard? Well, R.W. Holder’s How not to say what you mean : a dictionary of euphemisms (2nd-floor Reference … Continue reading
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