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.
How does Google work? Glenn invited two top executives to talk about how one of the biggest companies of the 21st century stays innovative Glenn has a love/hate relationship with technology. He loves the vision of the future and the freedom it gives people. However, the exponential growth of technology also creates the opportunity for giant companies to get so giant that they can crush the life out of you. Beliefs about Language Learning Beliefs about Language Learning: Current Knowledge, Pedagogical Implications, and New Research Directions Eva Bernat <Eva.Bernat nceltr.mq.edu.au> 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]
Dictation Is a Free, Easy-to-Use Speech-to-Text App for Chrome Recommended by Thorin Klosowski Clips Adds Tons of Copy and Paste Functionality to iOS "You Learn By Finishing Things" I Want to Write iOS Apps. Where Do I Start? 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 Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) NOTE: First, Wallwisher, the popular virtual “corkboard” or “bulletin board” Web tool changed their name — they’re now known as Padlet (though all their old links using the Wallwisher name work fine). Now, Corkboard.Me, a similar tool, just announced they’re changing their name, too — they are now known as NoteApp. Wallwisher was the first online application that let you easily place virtual post-it notes on a virtual corkboard or bulletin board, and allow you to post text, images, and/or videos on them. This kinds of apps have many uses. I particularly like them for easy social bookmarking (my students, for example, post their favorite language-learning games on them so their classmates can try them out. I also have students use them to supplement inductive data sets (a series of pieces of information about a topic( they have categorized in the classroom.
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.