Technology has decelerated the evolution of human language and communication…or has it?

Technology has decelerated the evolution of human language and communication…or has it? Is the purpose of communication about getting a message across quickly or getting a message across precisely and eloquently? The problem with the debate on the effect of technology on communication is the confusion around whether we value language on the ease of […]

Frankie Nicholson blogs an original poem, Hidden : A mask of secrets.

The following poem was entered for The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2018. The theme for the competition was secrets. Hidden: A mask of secrets. I’m here on the page. Naked, Exposed. Transparent. My happiness, my joy, my love, The whole world can see them. I’m paper thin. Except. The Secrets, that hide inside. Pulling, pulling, pulling […]

Y12 Student Lara Monahan reflects on her language acquisition and development.

  My Language Acquisition & Development My first word was “mummy” which I said very young; apparently about 10 months. I was at play centre and it was so bizarre that apparently everyone stared at my mum “as though it was a scene from Rosemary’s Baby” (according to my mum). Thereafter I said virtually nothing, […]