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FULLY (SIC) | August 28, 2015 | FOREIGN LANGUAGES | |

How to lose your North, be gone with a raft, and have a bird

Languages across the world create some pretty interesting imagery. Andreea S. Calude investigates some of the creative idomatic constructions that exist in Indo-European languages.

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FULLY (SIC) | August 19, 2015 | SPOTLIGHTING LANGUAGES | 4 |

Spotlighting Australia’s Languages: Tamil

We Australians don’t know much about the languages spoken in our own country – so Fully Sic is here to help! Over the coming months, we’ll be featuring a series of posts about languages spoken around the country. Today, Niru Perera tells us about Tamil.

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FULLY (SIC) | August 11, 2015 | MEDIA | 3 |

Words have impact: language & Indigenous issues

What to Andrew Forrest, Adam Goodes, and South Park have in common? Alexandra Marley explains how all three can teach us about language choice surrounding Indigenous issues.

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ALLIE SEVERIN | August 06, 2015 | AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH | 2 |

ABC Language rises from SCOSE’s ashes

It’s time to get excited. ABC’s language advisory body is back!

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FULLY (SIC) | July 31, 2015 | GRAMMAR WARS | 7 |

Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

The Great Australian Spelling Bee is coming to our screens. But what place do spelling bees have in the teaching of literacy? Elisabeth Griffiths examines the impact (or lack thereof) alphabetic gymnastics has on student understanding.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 23, 2015 | SOCIETY | 5 |

Referring to people with disabilities: A how-to guide

Ever wonder how to refer to people with disabilities without being offensive? Louisa Willoughby has some rules to follow that should avoid any unintended rudeness.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 16, 2015 | MEDIA | 3 |

Review: The Allusionist podcast

Ever wonder if wordy podcasts are worth it? It seems that at least one of them is. Elisabeth Griffiths has a listening recommendation for Fully Sic readers.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 08, 2015 | WORDS | |

Negated Intensifiers: Not Super Duper Complicated

They’re the grammatical form to use when you want people to know you’re not really keen on something. Tias Allard looks into a common English form that sometimes slips under the radar.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 02, 2015 | AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH | 3 |

Big Brother is watching (your grammar)

Who would watch Big Brother in this day and age? Maybe not who you might expect. Isabelle Burke explains how reality TV is proving to be an ideal way to study language.

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ALLIE SEVERIN | June 12, 2015 | SOCIETY | 1 |

Out with the newspaper, in with the gender-neutral title!

A newspaper closes its doors but a linguistic window opens! Allie Severin thinks the shutdown of mX could mean good things for Australian English.

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