Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Phonological Processes

This speech therapy site has a nice list and explanation of some of the ways in which words can be altered by young children. A follow-up to today's work on Stilwell Peccei's account of child phonology.

Phonological Processes

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Slinging Slang from the Flappers to Rappers

A fun quiz that aims to predict your age based on the slang you use. Slang isn't solely for young people - it's changed over the years, some of it has stuck, and some of it has travelled from region to region. You might be surpried how British slang charts on this American-based test! For Language Change and Language Variation, as well as Presenting Self and the creation of voice in monologues.

Slinging Slang from the Flappers to Rappers - alphaDictionary * Slang Generation Test

Friday, 16 March 2012

The confusing language around programming languages.

What's basically an article offering an erratum for an embarrassing subediting cockup is deftly turned into a comment piece on contemporary language development. Now that's classy. 

The confusing language around programming languages

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Jamaican Creole Texts

Peter Patrick's page of Jamaican Creole examples, with links to other parts of his site, including a useful 'Creoles for Beginners' page. Handy stuff.

Tok Pisin Radio and news

The radio Australia website in Tok Pisin - with written news articles and a live stream of Tok Pisin for your creole/pidgin listening pleasure.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Reith Lectures: Is our language in decay?

Jean Aitchison's article about language change.  Good stuff. TL;DR: What do you mean Too Long Didn't Read? You're an A Level student! Get stuck in there. ;)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Article: Conjunctions.

Exploring conjunctions, using beef and sex. If you're not sure about conjunctions, this article would appear to be the ideal way to learn. I like this site. 

Article: A hotchpotch of reduplication | Macmillan

An obscure-ish but fun way to form words. Kids like it.