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Laziness has won!

Another piece from the UK Guardian on how the Apostrophe Protection Society has finally given up the unequal struggle!

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The power of pronouns

Another interesting article from the UK Guardian on which pronouns people who identify as non-binary would like others to use to refer to them. Apart from it being a possible language/usage change in progress, it also addresses the issue of … Continue reading

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Even John le Carré has them

Metalinguistic comments that is, as in the novels of Kingsley Amis, Len Deighton and Ian McEwan. Reading A Most Wanted Man (2008), I came across several references to accent but also one to who/whom: But for how long? And from who? … Continue reading

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German academics and authors call for end to ‘gender nonsense’

From Sunday’s Guardian website … Oh for a German Academy! On a separate note, the spell-checker here wanted me to change Guardian to Gardina! For those not familiar with the Guardian, it has for many years been known for its … Continue reading

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NYT does grammar survey

The New York Times has asked students to respond to a short piece on “Does grammar still matter in the age of Twitter?”, and received 172 responses! The piece can be found here.

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Ain’t is a chav word, innit?

“Ain’t is a chav word, innit?” chavs

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Six out online now! One more to go …

As a follow up of our project’s closing symposium, there will be a special issue of English Today later this year with most of the papers. Here are the ones that are out already: Great Britain and the United States: … Continue reading

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