Entries tagged with 'linguistics'

(untitled)

Several days ago Language Log picked up on talk of "Yo" as a gender-neutral third-person pronoun in Baltimore. This is interesting, because certain parties have been pushing for a long time for the creation of such a gender-neutral pronoun, to...

Some Pretty Tight Cathedrals

JV asked me to comment on a Washington Post article from December 2006 about educators and students struggling with abbreviated IM and text messaging jargon slipping into schoolwork. Stanton shared one of his favorite pieces of correspondence: "hi prof how...

Ad In

Recently I learned that the word 'surgery' once meant not the process, or the branch of medicine, but the room in which it was performed, like 'nursery'. Some other words with the same set of dual meanings: grocery, perfumery, shrubbery....

Feed Subscription

If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to a feed of all future entries tagged 'linguistics'. [What is this?]

Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed

Archives

Photos

www.flickr.com
mihalis' photos More of mihalis' photos

Colophon

Validation:
XHTML Validation
 
CSS Validation

Feeds:
RSS2
Atom

Powered by Movable Type 3.33
Hosted by Cornerhost