Guardian “Mind Your Language” – Pages of relevant, language based, opinion articles!

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Here is the link to the Guardian section for “Mind Your Language” – has lots of articles to read and steal things from!

Mind Your Language Articles

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Opinion Article

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I really feel very strongly about this – the more you read this style, the easier it becomes. Here I will keep posting articles – do keep reading them. Most take a few minutes and will have plenty of nuggets to steal – think cultural references, key studies, how to reference theory.

Gender:

vocal-fry-strong-female-voice

naomi-wolf-misses-the-point-about-vocal-fry-its-just-an-excuse-not-to-listen-to-women

Young-women-changing-low-talk-sound-like-Kim-Kardashian-Katy-Perry

speech-language-determine-success-workplace

Regional Variation:

Schools prejudiced against teachers regional accents Trainees pressurised speak Queen’s English

dialiects-slang-children-language-english

Text Speak/Social Groups:

I h8 txt msgs How texting wrecking language

English-language-changing-fast-words-majority-not-understand

Occupation:

speech-language-determine-success-workplace

Language Change/Other:

literally-broken-english-language-definition

English-language-changing-fast-words-majority-not-understand

seaspeak-to-singlish-celebrating-other-kinds-of-english

winning-words-the-language-that-got-donald-trump-elected

Accent/Dialect Data

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Hi All,

Attached is the data we will be working with next week. It would be great if you could begin looking at it and come back with some ideas.

Data – Accent:Dialect

Also, here is the link for where the data comes from. It is a great resource and explains a lot of the wider issues and concepts surrounding accents/dialects.

Enjoy – it is interesting when you start to get your head around it – promise!!

Cambridge app maps decline in regional diversity of English dialects