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Thailish Buddhist sayings, Chinese language varieties, and English as a ‘contact language’ in the Far East

It feels good to post something about language after all the recent travel entries. We stayed in Chiang Mai where they are many international visitors who use English as the ‘contact language’. The ISO meetings and conference I attended (The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing – IJCNLP2011) were all in English. My ISO colleagues … Continue reading

Open University fees will rise by 357%!

If you’re considering studying for an Open University degree, you might be shocked to learn that the fees are going up by, in my case anyway, 357%. Well that’s the attention grabbing headline, in reality students like me who are currently studying will benefit from transitional arrangements until 2017 (see also the statement from the OU Students Association). The OU … Continue reading

Academic Glossary for UK English Essay / Exam Questions

I’m currently studying an excellent and very interesting Open University course about the English language. One of my fellow students posted this very useful list on our Facebook group. ACCOUNT FOR: Give reasons for; explain why something happens. ANALYSE: Examine in very close detail; identify important points & chief features. COMMENT ON: Identify & write … Continue reading

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