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Taster Session: Spot the Pattern

John Sinclair once wrote “The language looks rather different when you look at a lot of it at once”. In this English Language and Linguistics taster session we explore what he meant by this. With the help of some hands-on activities we will look at a lot of language at once ourselves (don’t worry, it will still be manageable!) and think about the following questions:

  • I show we think we use language the same as how we actually use it?
  • What kinds of patterns can we find in language and how?
  • Don’t we all have our own unique way with words?
  • Why is language pattern spotting useful?
  • Where do we go from here?

English Language Teaching

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Rachel on English Language and Linguistics

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Nina and Lucien on English Language and Linguistics

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