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.


Cheers!

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.

A linguist asks some questions about word vectors

I have at best a passing familiarity with word vectors, strictly from a 30,000 foot view. I've never directly used them outside a handfu...