Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

Is it possible to speak American English “without an accent”?

Is there such a thing as “General American” – it depends … http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/is-there-a-place-in-america-where-people-speak-without-accents?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=atlas-page

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The “bi-dialectalism” advantage

Recent research has shown that there is a distinct cognitive advantage in being bilingual. Current research now seems to point to a similar advantage in speaking two dialects of the same language: https://theconversation.com/speaking-dialects-trains-the-brain-in-the-same-way-as-bilingualism-59022

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Shakespeare’s contribution to the language?

Shakespeare is likely not responsible for as many words and expressions in the language as previously thought. A faulty impression of Shakespeare’s contribution is created by the OED’s practice of citing him extensively. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/to-be-or-not-to-be-original

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