Change in the English language: some interesting Google N-Grams

November 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

One of Google’s lesser-known but more influential programmes is Google Books. Started quietly in 2002, the operation aims to digitise all of the world’s books. Many authors, illustrators and libraries have mixed feelings about what this means for copyrighted material, … Read more

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I’m a million different people from one day to the next

July 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

If you recorded everything you said for seven days, you may be surprised at how many people you can be.

Consider two different situations. Firstly, you are in a job interview and keen to impress your interviewer. Chances are, you … Read more

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Does speaking a second language make you more intelligent?

March 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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Once upon a time, not too long ago, bilingualism was considered “bad” for your brain. In the USA, at least, the accepted knowledge was that people exposed to two languages became confused with two different sets … Read more

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