1 2 3 4 5 Displaying 8-14 of 421 Articles

Blog Excerpts

Early WOTY Nominees

The early nominations have been posted for the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year selection. ADS members who specialize in following language trends, including Visual Thesaurus executive producer Ben Zimmer, have submitted their lists of nominees. Read all about it here.
Click here to read more articles from Blog Excerpts.

Wendalyn Nichols, editor of the Copyediting newsletter, offers useful tips to copy editors and anyone else who prizes clear and orderly writing. Here she looks at why a seemingly simple rule of English, whether to use a or an as an indefinite article, can cause confusion.  Continue reading...
Click here to read more articles from Word Count.

We caught up with Timothy Gangwer, a pioneer in the field of visual learning and the author of Visual Impact, Visual Teaching, and asked him some hard questions about how teachers can expand their teaching methods to keep pace with the current generation of visual learners.  Continue reading...
Click here to read more articles from Teachers at Work.

As we bid farewell to the strangely nameless first decade of the 21st century, University of Illinois linguist Dennis Baron takes a look back at the lingo that enlivened the last ten years.  Continue reading...
Click here to read more articles from Word Count.

Fred R. Shapiro, the editor of The Yale Book of Quotations, is constantly on the lookout for new quotations that might make the cut for the next edition of his authoritative quotation dictionary. Below, find out what he thinks are the top ten quotations of 2009.  Continue reading...
Click here to read more articles from Behind the Dictionary.

Blog Excerpts

"Have the Rules Changed?"

Jack Lynch, author of The Lexicographer's Dilemma, has a new blog on the Psychology Today website entitled "Proper Words in Proper Places." His latest post explores how the rules of language, like the rules of dress, do not follow any official guidelines. Read it here.
Click here to read more articles from Blog Excerpts.

Last week, members of the Special Libraries Association were asked to vote on a radical renaming of their organization: it was proposed that the SLA become the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals, or ASKPro. The contentious wrangling over the proposal revealed deep ambivalence about the words library and librarian in the digital age. We asked Stan Friedman, senior research librarian for Condé Nast Publications, for some insights into the terminological debate.  Continue reading...
Click here to read more articles from Word Count.

1 2 3 4 5 Displaying 8-14 of 421 Articles