Nothing Stands Still for Long – Dealing with Changing English
Whether it’s technology, fashion, music or politics, nothing stays the same for long, and for some people staying up to date can be a real challenge. Language is no exception, and all languages are in a constant state of evolution. This session looks at some of the latest trends in English – both new elements entering the language as well as old elements falling out of use. The talk investigates examples of changing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and usage, and will look at where this leaves when deciding what to teach in the classroom.