Author Archives: arnovick

Babbling at your baby: is “parentese” a language universal?

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/parentese-is-truly-a-lingua-franca-finds-global-study/articleshow/93098906.cms

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New Oxford Dictionary of African American English: crowd sourced lexicography

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Bronze age migrations: Does DNA suggest how Celtic arrived in Britain?

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04287-4.epdf?sharing_token=igH__GmkimaqkEJDFQUBLdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PBEMt6aQZuFBqIW4mI9InPLfo2Iq0k1n38cbV7_p9SB0kUSU_29uCEC0GX5vY9_HsmxWN_cUQTAJUnQ7_sDbUJT_uSS8pX2oxGw_6W_xcXsS02qpS69B94YMSAQfd4DLjEcSt5GE8r3kHGOGOtz7GYnGObrb5vdHwPb-Tud5_25g%3D%3D&tracking_referrer=www.bbc.com

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Zadie Smith translates Chaucer’s Middle English for play about Wife of Bath

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59307100

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OED new words 2021: the language of climate change

https://public.oed.com/blog/the-oed-october-2021-update/

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The term “BIPOC” – a couple of different views

Debates about terminology involve complex and important issues. Here are two views about the term “BIPOC”: https://www.virginialawreview.org/articles/why-bipoc-fails/

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Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year 2021: Vax

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/31/vax-chosen-as-word-of-the-year-by-oxford-english-dictionary-firm

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Obituary for Katherine Barber, editor of Canadian Oxford Dictionary

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-the-word-lady-shared-her-passion-for-canadian-english/

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Scientists reconstruct Neanderthal ear to hear what they heard: consonants!

https://www.binghamton.edu/news/story/2903/neanderthals-had-the-capacity-to-perceive-and-produce-human-speech

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Linguistic markers predict onset of neurological disease

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30327-8/fulltext

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