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  • 12 Oct 2022
    Tony McEnery, Vaclav Brezina

    Fundamental Principles of Corpus Linguistics

    How do we know that global temperatures are rising? Why is Pluto no longer considered to be a full-sized planet? Are modal verbs such as must, shall and may are on the decline in the English language? These are examples of some of the questions across different disciplines to which we need to provide systematic […]

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  • 15 Jul 2016
    David Crystal

    Speaking Shakespeare Today

    You can’t speak English without speaking Shakespeare. Not only did he introduce several hundred words still used today (assassination, beguiling, contaminated, domineering, excitement, fixture, go-between, hostile, ill-tempered, lack-lustre, monumental…), he gave us dozens of idioms. If you stand with bated breath, say that love is blind, worry about green-eyed jealousy, think that truth will out, […]

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