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How the Internet Is Making English Better

  • Isabelle Fraser Room, State Libary of Victoria 179 La Trobe Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)
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Have you ever wondered who's responsible for the fact there’s no jellyfish emoji? Why does ending a text with a period make people think you're mad at them?

Lingthusiasm is a podcast that is enthusiastic about linguistics. In this brand new Lingthusiasm liveshow, linguists Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch get enthusiastic about the ways in which the internet is breathing new life into the English language. Come along to this lively, humorous conversation about how we communicate (and miscommunicate) with each other these days. You'll never look at your quickly dashed-off text messages the same way again.

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Earlier Event: November 4
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Later Event: November 17
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