Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grammar Myths Debunked

Motivated Grammar debunks ten grammar myths in honor of National Grammar Day. Additionally, he honors the better spirit of linguistics by linking to "two papers that really made me fall in love with the field." I thought that was a nice idea so I'll pick up his cue and link to a couple that got my own linguistics juices flowing back-in-the-day.


1 comment:

outerhoard said...

Of these books, I've read Lakoff, and a friend still has my copy.

The history of modern science quiz that I compiled for my Dad's recent 60th birthday party contains two linguistics questions, one of which I included specially for the friend that I lent Lakoff to. I meant it as a sort of in-joke, a subtle reminder that she should get around to reading more of it.

NLPers: How would you characterize your linguistics background?

That was the poll question my hero Professor Emily Bender posed on Twitter March 30th. 573 tweets later, a truly epic thread had been cre...