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Story | Jun 13, 2014 | 7:59 AMA recent article at Slate by Gretchen McCulloch, "Why Do You Think You're Right About Language? You're Not," prompts some fruitful thinking about idiolects.
Story | May 7, 2014 | 12:36 PM
Print is another country, and from the time we first discover the correspondences between the world of the senses and the shapes of letters, we explore a parallel landscape. Speech we begin to learn before we can even walk, but reading and writing take...
Story | May 16, 2014 | 8:17 PM
Story | May 28, 2014 | 7:53 AM
When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities. He's...