SMH technology

Here’s a little example from the Sydney Morning Herald of new technology causing language change:

”Why is it that the new compact Herald eschews the words ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’ in every article it presents?” asks Rod Blackmore, of Thornleigh. It’s because these days the paper appears in many forms, is read in various time zones and updated electronically throughout the day, that ”yesterday” and ”tomorrow” can cause confusion. Column 8 has fallen into line too, you may have noticed.


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I'm an EFL teacher in Japan and this is a blog to record some thoughts on using Systemic Functional Linguistics in the foreign language classroom.
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