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A blog mostly about language. Lavengro. Languagehat.com : Linguistics, Pronunciation and Phonetics. Dr. Goodword’s Language Blog. One of the Good Word editors, Paul Ogden, came across a collection of quotable quips on the subject of politics which I thought we all might enjoy.

Dr. Goodword’s Language Blog

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. —Henry Cate, VII We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. —Aesop If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these election speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. The Word Detective. You Don't Say. Recently added.

Fritinancy. Prescriptivism Must Die! Grammar Girl. Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips.

Grammar Girl

A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Her archenemy is the evil Grammar Maven, who inspires terror in the untrained and is neither friendly nor helpful.

Separated by a Common Language. The virtual linguist. Exercises in Style (the English translation of Exercices de style, first published in 1947) contains 99 versions of the same anecdote, each written in a different style.

The virtual linguist

The author, Raymond Queneau, was a co-founder of the Oulipo group (about which more in my next post), whose aims were to explore the full potential of literature by stressing form. The first exercise, entitled Notation (taken from the Alma Classics edition, with translations by Barbara Wright) is: On the S bus, in the rush hour. A chap of about twenty-six, soft hat with a cord instead of a ribbon, neck too long, as if someone's been tugging at it. People getting off.

All Things Linguistic. All Things Linguistic. Lovely Little Lexemes. "Suddenly, in a single action" I started thinking about this phrase today because I realized I didn't know how to spell the second word.

Lovely Little Lexemes

I quickly discovered that the main reason I didn't know how to spell it was because I was mispronouncing it. I always thought it was one foul/fowl swoop. Egg on my face. So now that we know the correct way to say it (good for you if you've known it all along, smarty pants), the question is: where does it come from? Vowels and the IPA. All Things Linguistic. All Things Linguistic. Language Log. The last month or so has seen renewed discussion of the benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence, sparked by Stephen Hawking's speech at the opening of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University.

Language Log

In that context, it may be worthwhile to point again to the earliest explicit and credible AI warning that I know of, namely Norbert Wiener's 1950 book The Human Use of Human Beings [emphasis added]: [T]he machine plays no favorites between manual labor and white-collar labor. All Things Linguistic. All Things Linguistic. PICTURES BY JAMES CHAPMAN. Fully (sic) - Crikey's Language Blog. How to solve Australia’s language learning crisis Fully (sic)Jun 15, 20162 Comments With the "moribund" state of language learning in Australia in the spotlight, Ingrid Piller busts some myths, arguing that it does not have to be this way and that something can be done about it.

Fully (sic) - Crikey's Language Blog

Testing the critical literacy of voters, educators and...politicians? Separated by a Common Language. That munanga linguist. Defining the words that define us. Strong Language. Lovely Little Lexemes: Get some writing juices flowing. Lovely Little Lexemes. John Wells’s phonetic blog. Grammar, word nerds, and the editorial way. An Irishman's blog about the English language. A Walk in the World of WoRds : The Link Between Speech and Writing - Deep Dyslexia. Dyslexia is the widely recognized optical and neurological condition that causes difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing.

A Walk in the World of WoRds : The Link Between Speech and Writing - Deep Dyslexia

Letter and number reversals are common signs of dyslexia. Deep dyslexia is a less common condition that provides evidence of the close relationship between speech and writing. With deep dyslexia, a person will see one word and verbalize a different, but closely related word. Literal-Minded. Ryan's linguistics blog. The Linguistics Zone. 100 Fantastic Blogs for Language Lovers - LINGUE SENZA SFORZO. You don’t have to speak several languages to love it.

100 Fantastic Blogs for Language Lovers - LINGUE SENZA SFORZO

Whether you just want to brush up on your main language, learn another, or even choose which to learn, there is tons of help on the internet, especially in blog form. To make the most of it, check out these 100 fantastic blogs for language lovers who enjoy vocabulary, grammar, linguistics, and much more. They are written by professors, students, and language lovers alike. Fantastic Blogs for All Language Lovers. The English Blog. Lexiophiles - Love Your Words. Glossaire terminologique de Grammaire Linguistique.