Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Magazine Activity Team at Work...

Notes, transcripts, earphones and blazing hot copy. Note product placement of SQ. :)

Friday, 22 June 2012

As a Linguist…

Interesting running commentary from a linguistic researcher, with all sortsof puzzles and corners of language under discussion. Nice style model for blog posts too.

As a Linguist… | Observations on language, literature, and other interesting phenomena

The virtual linguist

The virtual linguist has bitesize commentaries on language items in the news and elsewhere.  Worth a browse.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sound Comparisons

Oh my goodness. More accent material than you can shake a schwa at. This site collects pronunciations and full phonetic transcriptions of a range of words from accents around the UK and the world, in hyperlinekd and clickable charts. /ɔ:səm/.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Visualizing English Word Origins

Colour-coding texts to show their etymology. Love this. 

Ideas Illustrated » Blog Archive » Visualizing English Word Origins

Friday, 15 June 2012

"Humor" for Writers

Many of these are simply gormless. Some are ripped off from stand-up routines. Some are genuinely interesting questions. Some have genuinely enlightening answers. The problem is, which is which?

Humor for Writers – English Language Quirks

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Park Language Twitter feed

You can now follow a Twitter feed for Park Language at @parklanguage:!/parklanguage

As with the Facebook page and the blog, some things will turn up everywhere, some things will be just on one channel. I’ll figure out a working practice as we go. Comments, retweets, @mentions of stuff you find are all welcome.