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Mar 07, 15

For decades the leading nature writer has been collecting unusual words for landscapes and natural phenomena – from aquabob to zawn. It’s a lexicon we need to cherish in an age when a junior dictionary finds room for ‘broadband’ but has no place for ‘bluebell’

Oct 05, 11

What happens when we rely on translations instead of Shakespeare's language? I completely agree with this article.

Jul 27, 11

This Teq Blog post discusses how to use the SMART Notebook keyboard and Product Drivers to type in Hebrew. Fantastic for Hebrew instructors.

Sep 22, 10

The English language, which arose from humble Anglo-Saxon roots to become the lingua franca of 600 million people worldwide and the dominant lexicon of international discourse, is dead. It succumbed last month at the age of 1,617 after a long illness. It is survived by an ignominiously diminished form of itself.

Jun 05, 10

Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. For centuries, consuming and producing words through reading and writing and, to a lesser extent, listening and speaking were sufficient. But because of inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available new tools, literacy now requires being conversant with new forms of media as well as text, including sound, graphics, and moving images.

Jun 05, 10

This article discusses Robert McCrum's book Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language.

Nov 08, 09

The online version of the best-selling glossary and language companion. The site integrates the full text of the plays and poems with the entire Glossary database, allowing you to search for any word or phrase in Shakespeare's works, and in particular to find all instances of all words that can pose a difficulty to the modern reader.

Jul 06, 09

Michael Quinion writes on international English from a British viewpoint.

Jun 18, 09

Write your name (and perhaps other things?) in Elvish. Good quick tutorial.

Mar 06, 09

We just don't have a good gender-neutral pronoun in English -- one of my frustrations with the language.

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