background preloader

Project MUSE

Related:  Read, Write, ReflectLearner Autonomy

The Sentence Is a Lonely Place DISCUSSED: The Forlornities of Life, Overliteral Pronunciation, Books as Props, Books as Reliquaries, The Scrunch and Flump of Consonants, Barry Hannah, Gordon Lish, Abruptions, Narratives of Steep Verbal Topography,Sam Lipsyte, Consummated Language, Christine Schutt, Interior Vowels I came to language only late and only peculiarly. I grew up in a household where the only books were the telephone book and some coloring books. Magazines, though, were called books, but only one magazine ever came into the house, a now-long-gone photographic general-interest weekly commandingly named Look. Words in this household were not often brought into play. There were no discussions that I can remember, no occasions when language was called for at length or in bulk.

Beliefs about Language Learning Beliefs about Language Learning: Current Knowledge, Pedagogical Implications, and New Research Directions Eva Bernat <Eva.Bernat> Department of Linguistics Macquarie University, Sydney Cheapest Places to Live in the World Are you thinking about moving overseas, or are you looking for a cheap vacation? Here are a couple of very cheap cities that are still safe, and are actually worth seeing. Budapest, Hungary Average flight cost: $800Average city center apartment: $200-400/monthHotel: $20-50 a night Hungarian, may be a challenge to learn but you can’t beat the combination of culture, modern amenities, and low cost of Hungary.

James Joyce - Finnegans Wake (1938) James Joyce (1882-1941) James Joyce on UbuWeb Sound Finnegans Wake (1939) Read by Patrick Healy [Stream or download with downthemall] Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs Your CD or DVD drive is not seen in File Explorer (called Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows), and the device is marked with a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager. Additionally, after you open the device's Properties dialog box, one of the following errors is listed in the Device status area:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31) A driver (service) for this device has been disabled.

"How to Write Good " HOW TO WRITE GOOD by Frank L. Visco My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules: 1. Avoid alliteration. Always. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. Avoid cliches like the plague. The Australian Council of TESOL Associations - Call for Papers VicTESOL is calling for submissions from teachers, researchers and others interested in presenting at the 2014 ACTA International TESOL Conference TESOL - Meeting the Challenge. Proposals should address significant and contemporary issues, and reflect recent work of relevance to the practice of TESOL. The theme for the conference is Meeting the Challenge.

Control desktop clutter with the Homework Desk For the last two months, I’ve challenged myself with the goal of walking every day. I’ve been spending more time with my treadmill and, as a result, I’ve also been doing quite a bit more reading on my iPad while I walk. I’m thrilled that I now have scheduled reading time and that I actually find interesting articles that help make the time pass relatively quickly. During one of my walking and reading sessions, I came across a blog post that asked if having a messy desk is such a terrible thing. My first thought, even before I read the post, was that I wouldn’t be as productive as I am if my desk were cluttered.

I live at the library (and you can, too!) Wall of text crits you, etc. To be fair, I only live in the library during business hours. The rest of the time I'm in my car. I figured, "Hey, I need electricity, and internet, and bathrooms. I'm pretty sure the library has those things!" It seems I'm not the first homeless person to come to that realization.

Journal News journals have attempted to improve this particular situation. But the new process is far from perfect. A review process involves going through an initial Editor Review, followed by a Peer Review, and, finally, an Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision. Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video where he plays with the interaction between ink, oil, and soap. Khasanov says he became inspired while cooking with a mixture of oil and soy sauce when he noticed the small black beads begin to form at the bottom of a container. He then began playing with a mixture of ink and soap to create this amazing mix of blue, white, yellow, and magenta. See everything in motion in the video above, and you can see some larger stills over on Behance.

An Analysis of "the Metropolis and Mental Life " From Modernism Lab Essays by Matthew Wilsey Although Georg Simmel’s “The Metropolis and Mental Life” is a short work, its impact has been profound. Georg Simmel was born on March 1, 1858 in what is now the middle of downtown Berlin.[1] Simmel’s proximity to the metropolis was certainly consequential, as the effects of such an upbringing are reflected in later works. With the help of Julius Friedländer, a wealthy family friend, Simmel moved into academia; however, he was never able to advance significantly or garner academic relevance, even though he had the backing of important colleagues, including Max Weber.[2] Despite this slight, Simmel’s considerable contributions to sociology have come to be recognized and fully appreciated.[3] Simmel died on September 28, 1918, shortly before the end of World War I, but not before leaving a lasting legacy and a collection of work that included Einleitung in die Moralphilosophie, Philosophie des Geldes, and Soziologie.