The Learning and Development profession is awash with rich terminology, much of it vague and overlapping. But is the language we use a useful shorthand, an opportunity for priming or an unnecessary distraction? Then, we'll be previewing next week's CIPD L&D show

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A good summary of Lera Boroditsky's research can be found at: https://www.edge.org/conversation/lera_boroditsky-how-does-our-language-shape-the-way-we-think

The paper Ross mentioned, covering terminology in e-learning, is available from ScienceDirect at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1096751610000886

Cass Sunstein's article on political biases was published by The Guardian at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/27/challenge-everything-democracy-representative-government

The Bret Stephens article that got NYT subscribers in a fizz is available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/opinion/climate-of-complete-certainty.html

For the peculiarities of Icelandic naming conventions, see: http://wsimag.com/culture/2248-the-peculiarities-of-icelandic-naming

Our top picks for the CIPD L&D show can be found at http://www.goodpractice.com/blog/items/top-picks-for-the-cipd-ld-show-2017/ and http://www.goodpractice.com/blog/items/top-picks-for-the-cipd-ld-show-2017-part-2/.

Contributors this week included: @niallgavinuk, @marielearns, @lorna_clancy86, @gemmatowersey, @paullyv71, @cccubusiness and @innerspiration. Apologies if we didn't read out all of your names.

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