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Language and the environment

In his first speech as president-elect, Joe Biden said he will “listen to scientists” in the fight against climate change. But what do they say? And how do they say it? In this article on language and the environment, Letrário will explore some of the words and expressions involved in defending the environment, as well […]

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New meanings and language evolution

  In early September, Dictionary.com made major updates to over 15,000 entries. In this piece, Letrário will present and discuss these changes, which regard themes such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, drug addiction and suicide. We will also be looking at the need for language evolution within society, according to Michael Halliday’s theory of functional language. […]

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