Almost everyone uses language, so inevitably almost everyone thinks they are an expert in it. I don’t consider myself an expert, though most of my work requires at least language competence and sometimes actual skill, but I do follow the blogs featured on this feeds page.
(If you are wondering where the translation-related feeds have all gone, I have put them on their own page.)
Most of the blogs represented here are in English, most of the time, but don’t be surprised to find other languages used. Go with the flow – I occasionally find myself pleasantly surprised at how much I can grasp in languages I have never seen before.
Language On the Net
Click on this link to listen to a podcast of the complete installments of the first Grammarnoir serial, first published in 2009 on the occasion of the first Nat … [Link]
When one’s economic situation has become so tenuous that their entire net worth is in the pockets of their jeans. “Sorry, bro, can’t go drinking tonight, the wife raided my 501k.” [Link]
This afternoon I passed by a group of high school kids from China going down the street outside of Williams Hall, the office building in which I work. One of the girls said merrily, "Bur'ao", by which she meant Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) bù zhīdào 不知道 ("[I] don't know"). The retroflex final -r is well known for northern varieties of … [Link]
OUP, bless them, keeps sending me review copies of language-related books, and even though I haven't had time to actually read these with the thoroughness they deserve, I can tell from the introductions and from dipping into them that they are well worth it, and I thought I'd provide a timely alert here, with the likelihood of further posts later: … [Link]
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