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Language 

Unique pieces for the inquisitive lovers of language and linguistics.

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MY JOURNEY WITH LANGUAGE LEARNING

13 Feb 2024

My Journey with Language Learning

An exploration of my journey through language learning and my changing relationship with language through the school system.

My Journey with Language Learning

26 Jan 2024

The Language Taking Over the World: English as a Lingua Franca

As the English language clings onto its lingua franca status, what does this mean for the rest of the world? Is English a threat to other languages? Or is its growth an inevitable effect of globalisation? Emma Burnett discusses.

The Language Taking Over the World: English as a Lingua Franca

31 Dec 2023

Words of the Year 2023

Love a bit of lexical fun? Let's take a look at the major dictionaries' choices for Word of the Year 2023.

Words of the Year 2023

5 Dec 2023

A Rose By Any Other Name: ‘Cobs’ and ‘Jitties’, ‘Barms’ and ‘Ginnels’

Why do we have so many words for so many things? Local words and accents are important for identity, and the strange little aspects of our language are all evidence of the development of language in a local area.

A Rose By Any Other Name: ‘Cobs’ and ‘Jitties’, ‘Barms’ and ‘Ginnels’

9 Oct 2023

Hangeul: A Scientific Alphabet

Find out the history behind the creation of the Korean alphabet and why it is so incredible to celebrate Hangeul Day (9th October).

Hangeul: A Scientific Alphabet

6 Mar 2023

Localisation and Transcreation in video games

A case study of Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing” to answer the question “what is localisation, why is it important, and what does it look like when done right?”

Localisation and Transcreation in video games
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Meet the Editor

A nerd in every sense, Charlie is this year's Language and Linguistics editor. She recently graduated in Modern Languages with Translation Studies, including a year spent in Paris, and is now working towards an MA in Translation Studies. She speaks French and has just started learning Japanese! In her spare time, she plays video games, watches movies, and spends plenty of time with her two gerbils.

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