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In this Issue
Welcome to the March issue of the MED Magazine, the monthly
webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionary resource
In this issue we continue the series on Language
Interference with an article about Loan Words and False Friends in
English and other languages. You can read about borrowings between languages,
words that were taken by and from the English language and ways in which
words are altered in the borrowing languages.
You can read more about English loan words in the Korean
language in the feature article, which
discusses how Konglish words are formed.
In the Language
Awareness series we look at sensitive
language: words that may offend or insult some people. The article
covers topics such as racial and ethnic groups, gender, age, illness and
disability, sexual preference and titles.
We also offer practical tips
on how you can find editorial notes with SmartSearch on the Macmillan
English Dictionary CD-ROM. The tips this month tell you how to create
activities for learning about words that may cause offence.
Sensitive language is also the topic of the new
word column. In this issue we look at recent trends in gender-related
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