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Radio and the English language

Radio and the English language Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
Barbara Mayor, lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University, thinks radio has had the biggest impact on...

The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

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The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare Creative commons image Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 19 Jun 2014
Part one: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English starting with the Roman...

Can corpus linguistics help with branding?

Can corpus linguistics help with branding? Copyrighted image Copyright: © Julija Sapic | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2013
Having trouble naming your company? Corpus analysis might be able to help.

European Day of Languages Quiz: Simple version

European Day of Languages Quiz: Simple version
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
If you have an older browser, you can still try your hand at the quiz questions.

Language of Poverty

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Language of Poverty Copyrighted image Copyright: kondyukandrey/iStock photo
Introductory level Updated 06 Mar 2013
In this audio, The Open University's Gerry Mooney discusses the language used to describe poverty in the UK with columnist and writer, Owen Jones...