Allie SeverinJul 1, 2016
It's election time again! But where have all the LOTE-speaking candidates gone? And why are they hiding? Allie Severin takes a look at the linguistic talents of this year's candidates for the Federal Election.
Allie SeverinJan 25, 20164 Comments
It's that time of year again. Linguists and wordsmiths the world over have come together to decree which word(s) should be given the top honour and crowned 'Word of the Year 2015'. Not everybody decides on the same one though, so here at Fully Sic we've collated a list for all your word-loving needs.
Allie SeverinSep 18, 2015
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!
Allie SeverinAug 6, 20152 Comments
It’s time to get excited. ABC’s language advisory body is back!
Allie SeverinJun 12, 20151 Comment
A newspaper closes its doors but a linguistic window opens! Allie Severin thinks the shutdown of mX could mean good things for Australian English.
Allie SeverinJun 3, 20151 Comment
Should we be changing our national anthem's lyrics to "We've boundless plains to share... but only if you can speak English"? Allie Severin explores the most recent proposal to make English proficiency a pre-requisite to gaining Australian citizenship
Allie SeverinApr 28, 20148 Comments
People often bemoan that kids these days aren't being taught grammar. Allie Severin writes about her research, and shows that young people are just as discerning, they just notice different things.
Allie SeverinAug 1, 20137 Comments
The generally accepted wisdom is that “kids these days” don’t know how to use English properly. So why are there some young people who still reach for the red pen? Allie Severin looks at the rise of the young prescriptivist.