2017: TRUMP this - the most used word and notion in children's stories. 2018: PLASTIC..

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2017: TRUMP this - the most used word and notion in children's stories. 2018: PLASTIC..

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:31 am

This is a very interesting outcome of the media featuring Donald Trump and how this has infiltrated children's vocabulary and creativity:

BBC RADIO 2 500 WORDS / OXFORD CHILDREN’S DICTIONARIES
OXFORD CHILDREN’S CORPUS LANGUAGE REPORT
SUMMARY 2017

Report prepared by
Oxford Children’s Dictionaries Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP


Language is constantly changing and evolving and children are using language in new and unusual ways to write and communicate. The findings in this document reflect the inventiveness of children today and their new and imaginative use of words every year along with their interests and preoccupations. All citations from the children’s stories are faithful to the original.


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Re: Trump this - the most used word and notion in children's stories...

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:24 am

Kate Nation writes about:

And the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2018 is…


http://readoxford.org/and-the-oxford-ch ... he-year-is

Nearly 135,000 stories from 5-13 year-olds across the UK and a huge 56 million words later, the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year has been identified as ‘plastic’.

Oxford University Press have analysed all 134,780 stories submitted to BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition. They chose the word plastic because of its significant increase in usage this year and the emotive language the children used when writing about it and the damage it is causing our environment.

The children’s stories on this topic are truly inspirational. The word cloud above (created by ReadOxford’s Yaling Hsiao) shows the words that co-occur with the word plastic in the children’s stories. The overall sentiment is clear: we are damaging the planet and children themselves are calling for this to end.

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