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The Baltimore SunI saw a remark the other day that the folks at Language Log are given to peeving about peevers, and it occurred to me afresh how much misunderstanding remains among evidently educated people about what linguists are up to when they expose bogus...
Being called to a congressional hearing can be an intimidating experience for national leaders, business executives and even elected officials. But Gorman Crossing Elementary School fifth-grader Tobi Arewa is getting used to it. "At first when I am...
Middle school students, who take world language courses, will be able to get high school credit beginning next year, under a new measure approved by the Harford County Board of Education Monday night. Barbara Canavan, Harford County Public Schools'...
The Baltimore SunWhen I got my reviewer's copy of Bill Walsh's new book, Yes I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk (St. Martin's Griffin, 256 pages, $14.99), the book fell open to this passage: "You're free to talk back to your usage guides....
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The Business and Professional Women of Maryland's annual conference is May 17 and 18 at the Holiday Inn Laurel-West, 15101 Sweitzer Lane. The theme of the conference is "The Power of YOU - Equality, Advocacy, Development!" Several conference events...
Tags: Prince George's County, Laurel, Glen Burnie
The Baltimore SunIf you are a native speaker of English, you have English grammar in your head, and it has been there since you were a very small child. Unfortunately, the process of translating that grammar into terms for discussion of writing has not gone well....
Tags: Authors, England, Teaching and Learning, Students
How many of you studied a foreign language in high school? How well did you do? Learning the intricacies of a foreign tongue is hard enough, but how about trying to write poetry in it? And, on top of that, win a competition! Well, these Reservoir...
The Baltimore SunMuch as I am in sympathy with Lucy Ferriss's latest post at Lingua Franca, I fear that something she says may be subject to a dangerous misinterpretation: As I’ve said before, people want rules. Students, for instance, take notice when they...
Read Across America Day is a tradition in Howard County — at least in the elementary schools. But on March 1, the Dr. Seuss-themed festivities expanded to at least one secondary school — Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City, where for...
You can hear their passion for teaching the language, a Viva Italia! enthusiasm they hope to make infectious to those who sign up for the courses. For Italian language teachers Catherine D'Ascoli of Wilde Lake High School and Peter DiMarco of Hammond...
The Baltimore SunIt was to be expected, on National Grammar Day, despite the cautions from Kory Stamper and others, that the peeververein would make their voices heard. A reader signed on as "diteora" at the post "Good grammar doesn't entitle you to be smug" asks for...
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Andree W. Williams, a former Roland Park Country School educator and a gardener, died Jan. 30 of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89. Andree Louise Wood was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Ky., where she graduated...
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