Friday is a good day for links. Here are a few that recently caught my eye and stayed in mind.
The passive in English.
The joy of indefinite words.
Hunting the Spotted Hiybbprqag Mountweazel.
Headless compounds and the grammar of the Maple Leafs.
Good-bye, Good Luck, and Godspeed: On linguistic (de)secularisation.
An illustrated history of the pop-up book.
The QWERTY Effect: How stereo-typing shapes the mental lexicon (PDF, 434 KB).
The lost art of book editing.
Traumgedanken: a book as a model of a dream about dreaming.
How word length is related to information content.
The Macquarie Dictionary words of the year.
Leaken: German language Anglicism of the year.
The politics of language in African literature.
Is it –ize, –ise, or –yse?
Decoding political metaphors.
Open Language Archives Community.
‘All’s I know…’