Link love: language (16)

These collections of links keep getting bigger. I’ve tried to show mercy by including mostly material that will not take long to read, look at, or listen to.

Gasps and goosebumps at the Abbey Library of St. Gall.
David Crystal on teaching English as a global language.
Inside the world’s largest fact checking operation.
Assessing the case for xenoglossy (PDF, 82 KB).
The Life and Death of an Anonymous Verb.
Why the AP changed Web site to website.
A political history of hyphens.
I like this Alot a lot.
Ampersandland.
The Joy of -ext.
The Daily Mail song.
Ogham stones of Wales.
Foreign Accent Syndrome.
Words for hens and chickens.
How to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull.
Public profanity and presumptions of purity.
The development of language, in cartoon form.
A short history of the hw- sound and the wh- spelling.
On the spelling and pronunciation of (n+1)st and (n+1)th.
Savants, multilingualism, and Universal Grammar (PDF, 76 KB).

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6 Responses to Link love: language (16)

  1. wisewebwoman says:

    A cornucopia – and just about laid out as such in your presentation. Bravo!
    Someone gifted me with French kitchen linens that sport ‘le cockerel’ in cursive in sunshine yellow on a blood-red background.
    I didn’t take it personally.
    Maybe I should have.
    XO
    WWW

  2. Stan says:

    WWW: You were right not to take it personally. Colourful cursive kitchen cockerels call for equanimity above all, I think.

  3. Claudia says:

    Nice presentation! A relief to know that I can’t blame my French accent on a medical condition. I guess it’s here to stay. No treatment will ever cure it. Love the Savage Chickens. And Alot is so cute. J’l’aime ben gros, le Gros! Thanks for the lot, Stan.

  4. Stan says:

    You’re very welcome, Claudia! The Alot is the cutest thing I’ve seen in weeks. It would make a lovely book.

  5. French Learning Books says:

    This is a good collection of links :)

  6. Stan says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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