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Category: Language/Study

Why Singapore Is So Good At English – Isabella Steger

Singapore keeps getting better at English. The city-state made the top three of an annual ranking in English proficiency conducted by English education company EF Education First (EF), the highest-ever ranking for an Asian nation. Though Singapore has for years ranked near the top…

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The Surprising Link Between Language and Depression – Emily Petsko

Skim through the poems of Sylvia Plath, the lyrics of Kurt Cobain, or posts on an internet forum dedicated to depression, and you’ll probably start to see some commonalities. That’s because there’s a particular way that people with clinical depression communicate, whether they’re speaking…

Ask a Radical CopyEditor: Are There Limits to Self-Identity Language? — Radical Copyeditor

Every person gets to have full agency over the language they use to describe themself, even if those words are experienced by others as oppressive. via Ask a Radical Copyeditor: Are There Limits to Self-Identity Language? — Radical Copyeditor       Your kindly Donations…

A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From – Ben James

I’m sitting in the sun on one of the first mild days of the spring, talking with a modern-day flintknapper about the origins of human language. His name is Neill Bovaird, and he’s neither an archaeologist nor a linguist, just a 38-year-old bearded guy…

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