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Articles about language

Plonk: A language lover's guide to Australian drinking (The Conversation, July 2017)
Up a wombat's freckle by Barry Humphries (The Times Literary Supplement, June 2017)
"I want the word 'gay' back": Bob Katter (The Australian, August 2017) Note: There are close to 30 different senses of 'gay' in the Oxford English Dictionary. 'Gay' meaning homosexual is recorded from the 1920s (Ozwords on Twitter)
Why is sarcasm so difficult to detect in texts and emails? (The Conversation)

 

Blogs, organisations...

Ozwords For the dinkum oil on Australian English. A blog from the Australian National Dictionary Centre, a joint Australian National University and Oxford University Press project.  
Australian National Dictionary Centre 
All Things Linguistic 

 

Articles about punctuation

For want of a comma - Carmel McCoubrey (The New York Times, March 2017)

Trump ruins irony, too - The New York Times, March 2017

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