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FULLY (SIC) | September 25, 2015 | AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH | 8 |

Welcome to Australian English, where swearing isn’t swearing

Is ‘shit’ a swear word? What about ‘pretty’? Catherine Cook looks at the complexities of swearing in Australian English, where everything is not as simple as it sometimes seems.

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ALLIE SEVERIN | September 18, 2015 | AWARDS | |

Accolades for Cool Australian Research

Linguistics has been recently acknowledged by the academic community in two very different (and exciting) ways: a government publication outline how the humanities “contribute to the vitality and wellbeing of the nation” and an Ig Nobel prize!

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WAMUT | September 10, 2015 | INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES | 9 |

Indigenous languages, literacy and the myth of the “unwritten language”

Many of us have heard about the Indigenous literacy gap – but probably think it applies only to English. Greg Dickson takes a look at Indigenous literacy from the perspective of Indigenous languages, busts some myths and finds an even bigger “gap”.

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FULLY (SIC) | September 03, 2015 | INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES | 10 |

Spotlighting Australia’s languages: Anindilyakwa

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, James Bednall tells us about Anindilyakwa.

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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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ELISABETH GRIFFITHS | 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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