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Colorful Language: Falling in Love with the Speech Rhythms of the American Southwest

YA author Rayne Lacko tells how falling in love with the colorful speech patterns of the American Southwest helped her shape her novel A Song for the Road. When I charted an epic road trip across the American Southwest for Carter Danforth, ...

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Do you ever think having a strong vocabulary is kind of a curse for speech?

I’ve often wondered if there comes a point where having a strong vocab is actually an obstacle when it comes to verbal communication. I don’t know if others can relate with me, but I find that I talk slower, and I have awkward p...

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speech versus tell

For dialogue, they speak their own parts to test if it sounds believable. For the story, it runs in my head and is frequently revised. So for example. I’m starting the second book while my first one is being beta read. It opens with a...

Prevent: Government's counterterrorism programme is 'single biggest threat' to free speech at universities, report finds

‘The desire to interrupt the process of radicalisation is a laudable one, but we cannot let that desire override the very liberties and values that many of today’s terrorists seek to threaten’...

Children’s speech therapy: Call for wider support in Wales

One in 10 children in Wales struggle with their speech and language, according to therapists....

Postcode lottery for speech therapy, says commissioner

England’s children’s commissioner highlights “enormous variation” in money spent across the regions....

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Motivational Speeches before Battle

Churchill, of course, was capable of giving a rousing speech. Here are a few classics: “Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatu...

Pro-life student society approved at Birmingham University amid row over freedom of speech

Anti-abortion group is now hoping to set up a society to ensure both sides are represented...

Anti-Brexit MEP dropped from debate for criticising Tory MP calls on Oxford vice-chancellor to defend free speech

‘University should not accept this kind of behaviour lightly’...

Charts of Speech

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