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How pronouns help attract online audiences

This is a repost of an article published on the blog “Researching Digital Media” in February 2019. “Researching Digital Media” is managed by Professor Camilla Vásquez, a discourse analyst and sociolinguist from the University of South Florida (Department of World Languages). The author of the blog post is Katharina Lohmann,...

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How your peers can boost your writing

Have you ever felt insecure about your writing? Have you ever asked another pupil or a friend to read over your homework and give you advice? In this blog post we tell you why and how your peers can make a difference to your writing, and which challenges you may...

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On how to be racist

— Don’t worry, this is not an actual tutorial but looks at how racism is part of social media postings and how we perceive that.

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Hidden benefits of a stay abroad

…or: what the ability to quickly name pictures has got to do with speaking two languages. When learning a foreign language at school, we are often told that we should go to the country where that language is spoken. Many German pupils are sent to Great Britain, because, as their...

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LaMa goes school

Dear authors of the LaMa-Blog, Introducing linguistic topics to 16-18 year old pupils seems to be a very challenging task: Terms and aspects like “Broca’s and Wernicke’s area”, “aphasia”, “prosodic features”, “discourse markers” or “ideological square” do not necessarily catch the attention of teenagers, so I was very curious how...

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