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It's now just one month until the publication of Language and Identity: Discourse in the World. Publishing on 18th December, this book examines the closely interwoven relationships between language and identities, finding that words themselves are inscribed with ideological meanings. With advance copies hot off the press, we've invited editor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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Over the last 3 months or so we’ve looked at a lot of different languages and the many different ways in which they’re structured. All are the product of thousands of years of natural evolution. However, there is one language of huge international importance that is not. The mostly widely... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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It’s been a while since we last looked at English in this blog series but, as a truly global language, we can’t keep ignoring it forever. This week we’re looking at a variety of English that developed over 6,500 miles away from England in our Five Fun Facts about Singlish!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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It's that time of week again! This is the ninth in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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This week we’re looking at a language whose name means ‘the language of the land of the Indus River.’ With nearly 425 million people speaking it as their first language, here is Bloomsbury Linguistics’ Five Fun Facts about Hindi! 1) Hindi is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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For the 7th week of the Five Fun Facts about Languages series, we’re doing something a bit different and looking at a global language, or rather languages, which are completely different from any of the others we’ve looked at so far. Abandoning the world of spoken language, this week we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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Jambo! It’s week 6 in Bloomsbury Linguistics’ quest to find five fun facts about various languages from around the world. This week, we’re moving to a new continent - Africa. Please do get in touch with us @BloomsburyLing, #5funfacts, and let us know what you think about our Five Fun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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Welcome to week 5 of the Bloomsbury Five Fun Facts about Languages series. Today we're looking at a West Semitic language that fell out of everyday use for almost 2,000 years; here are Five Fun Facts about Hebrew! Share your thoughts with us @BloomsburyLing, #5funfacts. 1) Hebrew is historically regarded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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We're turning back the clock for the fourth installment of our Five Fun Facts about Languages series to look at a very ancient language that is nevertheless linked to many in today's modern world. Not ancient Greek or Latin - that would be too obvious! No, today we're giving you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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