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3 Language is norm orientated

This use of the word norms here is inspired by Patrick Hanks’ recent book, Norms and Exploitations. It’s just the latest in a large number of articles, books and theories which have tried to account for the fact that despite…

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Phrase of the day: It’s not as though

I had two conversations last night which featured this chunk. The first one was with a friend who was moaning about a culture clash in the Paris office he often visits. Leaving his house at 5.30 in the morning to…

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2 Words are difficult to define

We recently had an email about the text on one part of our website, where this question was asked - "Should it be language is the building blocks or language is the building block?" It’s a good question to lead…

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Chunk of the day: Where’s the best place to …?

This weekend sees the big match in north London between Arsenal and Tottenham. Among discussions about who has the best chance of winning and what the managers' best teams are, there's the more serious discussion of Where's's the best place…

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