You can read more about this slightly surprising discovery in the Taiwan News (in English) and Sina Online (in Chinese). Source: Language Log
Because Internet : Understanding the New Rules of Language, by linguist Gretchen McCulloch, is a guide to the way internet language is evolving. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer “LOL” or “lol,” why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in… Read more Because Internet
Kanatip Soonthornrak, aka Loukgolf, is an English teacher from Thailand with a YouTube talk show called Loukgolf’s English Room. He chats to his celebrity guests mainly in English. The Cambridge ELT blog, World of Better Learning, has an interview with Loukgolf: Part One and Part Two.
Learn English with Cambridge is a new YouTube channel, with videos presented by five youngish teachers. The videos so far: 3 phrasal verbs to express excitement in English American vs. British English vocabulary differences Asking for and giving directions in English Common travel expressions in English Common mistakes with modal verbs in English Dietary requirements… Read more Learn English with Cambridge
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.* Englicious… Read more Grammar glossaries
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.