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    Hearing Race: Can language use lead to racism?

    By Mel Green

    A new branch of the study of language seeks to explore the links between the language we use and the racial differences we experience. Can language have a race? In this article, Mel Green explores the links between race and language.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2020

  • Hearing Race: Can language use lead to racism?

    Hearing Race: Can language use lead to racism? Creative commons image Icon Marcus Young for OpenLearn under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2020
    A new branch of the study of language seeks to explore the links between the language we use and the racial differences we experience. Can language have...
  • What kind of sharer are you?

    By Dr Korina Giaxoglou

    As social media platforms become more and more popular, it’s become common to share everyday moments from our lives with friends and strangers alike. Has social media changed the way we share grief? 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2020

  • What kind of sharer are you?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2020
    As social media platforms become more and more popular, it’s become common to share everyday moments from our lives with friends and strangers alike. ...
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    The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political Storytelling in the Time of Covid

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    When Dominic Cummings broke the COVID-19 lockdown rules, how did the attempts to 'change the narrative' by Cummings and the government defy the logic of storytelling?

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2020

  • The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political Storytelling in the Time of Covid

    The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political Storytelling in the Time of Covid Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 161529627 © David Wilkinson | Dreamstime.com
    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jun 2020
    When Dominic Cummings broke the COVID-19 lockdown rules, how did the attempts to 'change the narrative' by Cummings and the government defy the...
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    Public health communication during a pandemic

    By Dr Korina Giaxoglou

    We've all seen the government slogans 'Stay home' and 'Stay Alert' but are these effective? Dr Korina Giaxoglou explores the three main elements to the design of ‘good’ public health messaging.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2020

  • Public health communication during a pandemic

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Jun 2020
    We've all seen the government slogans 'Stay home' and 'Stay Alert' but are these effective? Dr Korina Giaxoglou explores the three main elements to the...
  • The impact of COVID-19 on linguists and their mental health

    By Séverine Hubscher-Davidson

    The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has impacted on every area of our lives. Severine Hubscher-Davidson explores what the mental health impact of coronavirus among linguists can tell us about the mental health impact of coronavirus in society.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 May 2020

  • The impact of COVID-19 on linguists and their mental health

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 May 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has impacted on every area of our lives. Severine Hubscher-Davidson explores what the mental health impact of coronavirus...
  • What makes it hard for migrants to learn the language of their new home?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    'Why don't migrants learn English if they want to live here?' is one of those sentiments you'll have come across a lot if you've spent much time on Twitter. Maybe it's even flittered across your own mind from time to time. But, as Dr Ingrid Piller...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • What makes it hard for migrants to learn the language of their new home?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    'Why don't migrants learn English if they want to live here?' is one of those sentiments you'll have come across a lot if you've spent much time on Twitter....
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    What is emotive language and why is it used?

    By Nigel Warburton

    Nigel Warburton helps us grapple with the nuts and bolts of thinking clearly, with the aim of presenting good, clear, logical arguments - in order to achieve your desired effects.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • What is emotive language and why is it used?

    What is emotive language and why is it used? Creative commons image Icon Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Nigel Warburton helps us grapple with the nuts and bolts of thinking clearly, with the aim of presenting good, clear, logical arguments - in order to achieve...
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    Global English

    By David Graddol

    David Graddol explores how a language from an island on the corner of the continent went global

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Global English

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    David Graddol explores how a language from an island on the corner of the continent went global
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    A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Cinemas have re-released 'A Clockwork Orange' as part of thhe British Film Institute's celebration of Stanley Kubrick. Here Philip Seargeant delves into the famous and film, and dystopia in popular culture.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Apr 2019

  • A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

    A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news Creative commons image Icon Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2019
    Cinemas have re-released 'A Clockwork Orange' as part of thhe British Film Institute's celebration of Stanley Kubrick. Here Philip Seargeant delves into...
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    From old English to modern English

    By Marisa Lohr

    Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings - how did they impact the English language? Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its early beginnings around 450 AD to the modern global language we use today.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2019

  • From old English to modern English

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2019
    Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings - how did they impact the English language? Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its...

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