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  • Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned Creative commons image Icon STV under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Take away the glitz, glamour and the 'pan-loafy' spectacular of the Commonwealth Games and discover the authenic side...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2014

  • Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned

    Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned Creative commons image Icon STV under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2014
    Take away the glitz, glamour and the 'pan-loafy' spectacular of the Commonwealth Games and discover the authenic side of 'Glesga' in this 'wee' guide. 
  • Globalisation and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    Globalisation and the English language

    By Dr Maria Leedham

    Globalisation has influenced the evolution of the English language the most, according to Dr Maria Leedham, in this...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2014

  • Globalisation and the English language

    Globalisation and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
    Globalisation has influenced the evolution of the English language the most, according to Dr Maria Leedham, in this short piece based on the transcript of a...
  • Radio and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Radio and the English language

    By Barbara Mayor

    Barbara Mayor, lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University, thinks radio has had the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2014

  • Radio and the English language

    Radio and the English language Copyrighted image Icon 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 thedevelopment of the...
  • The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Part two: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of...

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    Activity

    Updated on:

    19 Jun 2014

  • The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

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    The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 19 Jun 2014
    Part two: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English from the 17th century to the...
  • The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Part one: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of...

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    Activity

    Updated on:

    19 Jun 2014

  • The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

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    The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare Creative commons image Icon 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 invasion.
  • Can corpus linguistics help with branding? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Julija Sapic | Dreamstime.com

    Can corpus linguistics help with branding?

    By Dr Zsófia Demjén

    Having trouble naming your company? Corpus analysis might be able to help.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2013

  • Can corpus linguistics help with branding?

    Can corpus linguistics help with branding? Copyrighted image Icon 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

    If you have an older browser, you can still try your hand at the quiz questions.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2013

  • 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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: kondyukandrey/iStock photo

    Language of Poverty

    By Dr Gerry Mooney, Owen Jones

    In this audio, The Open University's Gerry Mooney discusses the language used to describe poverty in the UK with...

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    Audio

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2013

  • Language of Poverty

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    Language of Poverty Copyrighted image Icon 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 
  • A short history of (mis)representing poverty Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Homer Sykes

    A short history of (mis)representing poverty

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Use this tool to explore this short history of (mis)representing poverty 

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    Activity

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Dec 2012

  • A short history of (mis)representing poverty

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    A short history of (mis)representing poverty Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Homer Sykes
    Introductory level Updated 10 Dec 2012
    Use this tool to explore this short history of (mis)representing poverty 
  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson,...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2011

  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

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    The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...
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