There are many technical terms used to describe grammar, vocabulary, etc. For example:
determiner, inflection, morphology, subordinate clause, transitive verb.
Some glossaries have been compiled to help English teachers in British schools:
Glossary for the programmes of study for English [PDF]
UK Government: Department for Education
About 80 terms, for use in primary schools.*
Survey of English Usage, University College London
Includes the glossary above, with additional entries and explanations.
Grammatical terminology for schools
Linguistics Association of Great Britain
About 300 terms, for use in secondary schools.
Michael Gove insisted on the inclusion of subjunctive.
Kevin Stroud makes
podcasts about the history of the English language.
So far he has recorded 124 episodes and only reached the 14th century!
All Things Linguistic describes them as “Meticulously researched, professionally produced and engaging”.
They are free to listen to and download.
Students at UEA and INTO UEA have free access to all of
There are 10 museums, three of them in Norwich:
Norwich Castle includes the Art Gallery and (until September) an
exhibition of Viking objects.
To get in free, just show your campus card at the front desk of each museum.
a coin of King Prasutagus.
This year the Green Film Festival @UEA will be held between May 10th and 18th. There are six films, plus some other events.
More information can be found
here and here.
A web developer has attempted to simulate a text as experienced by someone with dyslexia. His
web page includes comments from people with dyslexia on how accurate (or not) it is.
This is an animated GIF version:
Geon via Mic and All Things Linguistic
Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago today, on May 2nd, 1519. He was a painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect, designer, engineer, inventor, writer, astronomer, musician, mathematician, cartographer, geologist, anatomist, botanist and scientist.
May Day (also known as Labour Day or International Workers’ Day), so let’s see if you can correctly identify Marx and Engels among other assorted beardies.
Open quiz in new window
Revising for exams? If you want some tips and resources, these might help:
There are some more links on our web page,
Preparing for exams.
Today (aka The Today Programme) is BBC Radio 4’s morning news programme. It has been running since 1957.
On Thursday (2nd May) it is being broadcast live from the
Sainsbury Centre at UEA. It will be hosted by journalist Justin Webb.
If you want to attend the broadcast, you need to
book a free ticket in advance and turn up by 5.15am.
Update: According to UEA, there are no tickets left.
If you’ve heard of
flipped learning but not understood what it involves, here is a one-minute explanation from the University of Texas:
Advance HE (previously the Higher Education Academy) has
more information and there’s also a Wikipedia article.