to the Editor
2008 in twelve new words
New Word of the Month
Natives and immigrants – new words and the digital divide
MED Web Watch
Take our word for it
Name Dropping? A No-Nonsense Guide to the Use of Names in Everyday Language
Your questions answered
Welcome to the 52nd edition of MED Magazine, the free webzine of the Macmillan Dictionaries resource site.
This month’s issue is full of interesting articles about words and the English language.
Read up on how native and non-native speakers learn the English language, in the Language Awareness article, Lexical priming.
If you’re wondering what last year’s big new words were, don’t miss our feature article taking a lexical look at 2008.
It’s a digital world that we live in these days, but are you a native of that world, or an immigrant? Find out more in the New Word of the Month article.
MED Web Watch reviews a website devoted to etymology.
If you’re in the market for something new to read, maybe the subject of this month’s Book Review - Name Dropping? A No-Nonsense Guide to the Use of Names in Everyday Language - is for you!
We’ve had more queries from readers keen to develop their linguistic skills; read about them in the Your Questions Answered column.
If you would like to browse the content of earlier issues of MED Magazine, visit the Back Issues and Index pages.
To read a selection of emails readers have sent us from around the world, visit the Letters to the Editor page.