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Articles with keyword "language"

Monty Python's Spamalot

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Why Americans Think British Words Are Silly and Adorable

Although brolly is British, bumbershoot is surprisingly American.

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Editor's Note

illustration of two girls sitting at piano, playing it

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What Is Music?

An ethnomusicologist says he is not sure.

World map in the Western Syriac script

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Wherever Syriac Is spoken

Gazetteer provides lay of the land

Illustration of a waitress with serving tray

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The American Language

A historical database of English in the U.S.

Ednote

Editor's Note

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A Struggle for Identity

A new traveling exhibition examines how deaf people define themselves, communicate, and use technology.

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Dear Harry . . . Dear Wm

The letters of the James brothers offer a window to the nineteenth century.

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Five Who Make a Difference

Profiles of the 1996 Charles Frankel Prize Winners: Rita Dove, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Kemmis, Arturo Madrid, and Bill Moyers.

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A Labor of Love

Covering the English language from the Norman Conquest to the advent of printing, the Middle English Dictionary is published.