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About knittingwords

PhD student. University of Málaga. History of English, language variation, corpus linguistics, English varieties.

John Knox’s Bible Discovered

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Originally posted on University of Glasgow Library:
Title page of “Knox” Old Testament (Sp Coll Euing Dr-b.5) Staff at the University of Glasgow Archives and Special Collections have identified a previously unknown book once owned by Scottish religious reformer John Knox. The…

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Language change

See quite graphically how a particular construction (not very common by the way) is gaining the ground among users. The frequency is still to low, but the important thing is the slope of the tendency since the 80s. It is … Continue reading

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Just beautiful!!

Enjoy this wonderful combination of sounds, like words, notes transmit messages.  

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Music too

Music and language are very much connected. Both share many common features, from sounds to syntactic rules, and many more. The influence of music on our cognitive capacity is still undervalued in most of the education systems of the “advanced” … Continue reading

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Something more about language

Listen to the biologist Mark Pagel talking about how language transformed the humankind.      

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Hello world!

Language is something that we use everyday, not only to communicate things to other people, but also to think, to organise ideas, to plan the future, and so on. But we never, or at least almost never, pay attention to … Continue reading

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