Geoffrey K. Pullum:
Posts on the Chronicle of Higher Education's Lingua Franca blog

This is a reverse chronological listing, with links, of my posts on Lingua Franca, a blog about language and writing in academe on the website of The Chronicle of Higher Education, where my posts appear once a week. The Chronicle maintains a full archive.

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258 Arrival: Just Say Yes
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/11/28/arrival-just-say-yes/
28 Nov 2016
257 The Unoriginality of Orwell's Critique of Language
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/11/13/the-unoriginality-of-orwells-critique-of-language/
13 Nov 2016
256 Sexual-Abuse Gangs and Racism
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/11/09/sexual-abuse-gangs-and-racism/
9 Nov 2016
255 Witticisms, Plagiarism, and Language History
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/11/03/witticisms-plagiarism-and-language-history/
3 Nov 2016
254 An Ill Wind That No One Blows Good
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/10/24/an-ill-wind-that-no-one-blows-good/
24 Oct 2016
253 Orgies, Convoys, and Precision in Word Meanings
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/10/20/orgies-convoys-and-precision-in-word-meanings/
20 Oct 2016
252 The Internet Isn't Changing English. Nor the Converse
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/10/10/the-internet-isnt-changing-english-nor-the-converse/
10 Oct 2016
251 The Anglophone Millstone
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/10/04/the-anglophone-millstone/
4 Oct 2016
250 To Seek Out New Vowels...
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/09/29/to-seek-out-new-vowels/
29 Sep 2016
249 Mensiversaries
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/09/20/mensiversaries/
20 Sep 2016
248 A Postcard from Brno
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/09/12/a-postcard-from-brno/
12 Sep 2016
247 The Two Voices of Trump
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/09/06/the-two-voices-of-trump/
6 Sep 2016
246 Foul Things of the Night
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/08/31/foul-things-of-the-night/
31 Aug 2016
245 Machine-to-Human Communication: Nobody Cares
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/08/21/machine-to-human-communication-nobody-cares/
22 Aug 2016
244 The Linguistics of Assassination Threats
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/08/15/the-linguistics-of-assassination-threats/
15 Aug 2016
243 In the Phonetic Jungle
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/08/11/in-the-phonetic-jungle/
12 Aug 2016
242 Reflections on the Trivium
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/08/01/reflections-on-the-trivium/
1 Aug 2016
241 Finger-pointing, Trouble-saving, and Pussyfooting
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/07/27/finger-pointing-trouble-saving-and-pussyfooting/
27 Jul 2016
240 The World's Best Philosopher of Linguistics
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/07/17/the-worlds-best-philosopher-of-linguistics/
17 Jul 2016
239 The Worst Form of Government
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/07/12/the-worst-form-of-government/
12 Jul 2016
238 Being an Auxiliary
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/07/07/being-an-auxiliary
7 Jul 2016
237 Linguification: That's the Name of the Game
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/06/27/linguification-thats-the-name-of-the-game/
27 Jun 2016
236 A Postcard from Schleswig-Holstein
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/06/22/a-postcard-from-schleswig-holstein/
23 Jun 2016
235 Direct Objects or Lack Thereof
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/06/12/direct-objects-or-lack-thereof/
13 Jun 2016
234 Liars and Snakes: Plumbing New Rhetorical Depths
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/06/07/liars-and-snakes-plumbing-new-rhetorical-depths/
7 Jun 2016
233 Triciaisms
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/06/02/triciaisms/
3 Jun 2016
232 Syntactic Self-Harm on St James's Street
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/05/23/syntactic-self-harm-in-st-jamess-street/
23 May 2016
231 'Genderqueer' and 'Baconsphere'
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/05/18/genderqueer-and-baconsphere/
18 May 2016
230 Grammar-Test Dispute Resolution
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/05/08/grammar-test-dispute-resolution/
8 May 2016
229 Famous Women, Banknotes, and Online Abuse
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/05/03/famous-women-banknotes-and-online-abuse/
3 May 2016
228 The Social Consequences of Switching to English
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/04/28/the-social-consequences-of-switching-to-english/?c
28 Apr 2016
227 Correct/Incorrect Grammar-Test Items
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/04/18/correctincorrect-grammar-test-items/
18 Apr 2016
226 Let Us Edit Your Article
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/04/13/let-us-edit-your-article/
13 Apr 2016
225 Being an Antecedent
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/04/03/being-an-antecedent/
3 Apr 2016
224 Being a Subjunctive
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/03/29/being-a-subjunctive/
29 March 2016
223 Sentences I Hope Never to Use
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/03/24/sentences-i-hope-never-to-use/
24 Mar 2016
222 Scalia's Linguistic Acumen
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/03/09/scalias-linguistic-acumen/
10 Mar 2016
221 Being an Interjection
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/02/29/being-an-interjection/
1 Mar 2016
220 Leaps in the Dark: the Discourse of Brexit
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/02/23/leaps-in-the-dark-the-discourse-of-brexit/
24 Feb 2016
219 Polysemy and Maturity
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/02/19/polysemy-and-maturity/
19 Feb 2016
218 To Co-Author, or Not to Co-Author?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/02/11/to-co-author-or-not-to-co-author/
12 Feb 2016
217 Tricia
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/02/03/tricia/
4 Feb 2016
216 They Will Never Forget You...
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/01/24/they-will-never-forget-you/
25 Jan 2016
215 The Awful Chinese Writing System
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/01/20/the-awful-chinese-writing-system/
21 Jan 2016
214 Grown-Ups Deserve Better
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/01/15/grown-ups-deserve-better/
15 Jan 2016
213 The Quiet Certainty of Antedating
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2016/01/04/the-quiet-certainty-of-antedating/
5 Jan 2016
212 The Footprints of a Gigantic Hound
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/12/13/the-footprints-of-a-gigantic-hound/
14 Dec 2015
211 'People of Color'
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/12/08/people-of-color/
8 Dec 2015
210 English and Its Undeserved Good Luck
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/12/03/english-and-its-undeserved-good-luck/
3 Dec 2015
209 The Unsuitability of English
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/11/23/the-unsuitability-of-english/
24 Nov 2015
208 A Postcard from Bilbao
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/11/15/a-postcard-from-bilbao/
16 Nov 2015
207 Prepositions as Conjunctions, Whales as Fish
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/11/08/prepositions-as-conjunctions-whales-as-fish/
9 Nov 2015
206 Only in the Right Position
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/11/03/only-in-the-right-position/
4 Nov 2015
205 Evasive Passives in Texas
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/10/26/evasive-passives-in-texas/
27 Oct 2015
204 Being a Pronoun
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/10/21/being-a-pronoun/
22 Oct 2015
203 Saying 'the' in German
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/10/11/saying-the-in-german/
11 Oct 2015
202 The Third Flaw in the Second Amendment
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/10/06/the-third-flaw-in-the-second-amendment/
7 Oct 2015
201 Everyday Artficial Stupidity
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/10/02/everyday-artificial-stupidity/
2 Oct 2015
200 Sex and Verbs and Rock 'n' Roll
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/09/22/sex-and-verbs-and-rock-n-roll/
22 Sep 2015
199 Pointless Vocabulary Diversity and Grammatical Structure
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/09/17/pointless-vocabulary-diversity-and-grammatical-structure/
17 Sep 2015
198 Best Linguistic Jokes of the 2015 Fringe
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/09/02/best-linguistic-jokes-of-the-2015-fringe/
2 Sep 2015
197 The Structure of University Names
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/08/28/the-structure-of-university-names/
28 Aug 2015
196 Crisis Management and Proper Usage
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/08/18/crisis-management-and-proper-usage/
18 Aug 2015
195 Etymology Is Not Destiny
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/08/13/etymology-is-not-destiny/
13 Aug 2015
194 Unspeakable Drug Names
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/08/03/unspeakeable-drug-names/
3 Aug 2015
193 What Language Learning Cannot Be
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/07/28/what-language-learning-cannot-be/
28 Jul 2015
192 The Fringe Is Coming to Town
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/07/22/the-fringe-is-coming-to-town/
22 Jul 2015
191 What 'One' Means to a Linguist
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/07/17/what-one-means-to-a-linguist/
17 Jul 2015
190 Human Resources and Thought Control
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/07/07/human-resources-and-thought-control/
7 Jul 2015
189 Babbler Birds and Babbling Journalists
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/07/02/babbler-birds-and-babbling-journalists/
2 Jul 2015
188 Revolutionary Methodological Preliminaries
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/06/22/revolutionary-methodological-preliminaries/
22 Jun 2015
187 36 Words
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/06/17/36-words/
17 Jun 2015
186 Scrabbling for Words
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/06/12/scrabbling-for-words/
12 Jun 2015
185 Take My Metadata
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/06/02/take-my-metadata/
2 Jun 2015
184 An Honor and a Horror
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/05/28/an-honor-and-a-horror/
28 May 2015
183 Competence, Performance, and Climate
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/05/18/competence-performance-and-climate/
18 May 2015
182 Legal and Illegal Commas
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/05/13/legal-and-illegal-commas/
13 May 2015
181 Dumb Copy Editing Survives
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/05/08/dumb-copy-editing-survives/
8 May 2015
180 Diary of a Visiting Speaker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/diary-of-a-visiting-speaker
28 Apr 2015
179 Truly Incompetent English
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/04/23/truly-incompetent-english/
23 Apr 2015
178 A Certain Closeness
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/04/13/a-certain-closeness/
13 Apr 2015
177 Passive Verbosity Again
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/04/09/passive-verbosity-again/
9 Apr 2015
176 An Insult from Professor Faxman
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/03/31/an-insult-f/
31 Mar 2015
175 On Writing Well About Passives
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/03/27/on-writing-well-about-passives/
27 Mar 2015
174 Swinging for His Supper
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/03/18/swinging-for-his-supper/
18 Mar 2015
173 Lain, the Whom of the Verb World
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/03/09/lain-the-whom-of-the-verb-world/
9 Mar 2015
172 The International Phonetic Alphabet
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/03/05/the-international-phonetic-alphabet/
5 Mar 2015
171 Having a Problem With 'Having a Problem With'
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/02/24/having-a-problem-with-having-a-problem-with/
24 Feb 2015
170 Free Speech, the Rough and the Smooth
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/02/20/free-speech-the-rough-and-the-smooth/
20 Feb 2015
169 Comprise Yourself
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/02/11/comprise-yourself/
11 Feb 2015
168 'Ongoing Plethora'? Not What It Appears
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/02/02/ongoing-plethora-not-what-it-appears/
2 Feb 2015
167 Garage Sociolinguistics
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/01/29/garage-sociolinguistics/
29 Jan 2015
166 The Rules for Essay Exams
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/01/20/the-rules-for-essay-exams/
20 Jan 2015
165 He (or Possibly Him?) as Head
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/01/16/he-or-possibly-him-as-head/
16 Jan 2015
164 Renée Zellweger as a Verb? I Don't Think So
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/01/07/renee-zellweger-as-a-verb-i-dont-think-so/
7 Jan 2015
163 George Curme, Orthographic Radical
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/12/15/george-curme-orthographic-radical/
15 Dec 2014
162 George Curme, 21st-Century Grammarian
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/12/11/george-curme-21st-century-grammarian/
11 Dec 2014
161 A Postcard from Vienna
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/12/02/a-postcard-from-vienna/
2 Dec 2014
160 Disputing Linguistic Myths
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/11/19/disputing-linguistic-myths/
19 Nov 2014
159 The Decline of Grammar Education
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/11/10/the-decline-of-grammar-education/
10 Nov 2014
158 Writing Instructors: Your Pain Is Felt
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/11/06/writing-instructors-your-pain-is-felt/
6 Nov 2014
157 Professor Pinker and Professor Strunk
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/28/professor-pinker-and-professor-strunk/
28 Oct 2014
156 Talking About Word Aversion on TV
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/24/talking-about-word-aversion-on-tv/
24 Oct 2014
155 If Not Me Then Who?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/15/if-not-me-then-who/
15 Oct 2014
154 Dumb Writing Advice, Part 2: Yielding to Nitwits
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/06/dumb-writing-advice-yielding-to-nitwits/
6 Oct 2014
153 Dumb Writing Advice, Part 1: Word Prohibitions
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/02/dumb-writing-advice/
2 Oct 2014
152 6 Likes, Liked and Disliked
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/09/23/six-likes-liked-and-disliked/
23 Sep 2014
151 Being a Subject
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/09/19/being-a-subject/
19 Sep 2014
150 Better Together for Whom?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/09/10/better-together-for-whom/
10 September 2014
149 The Case of the Sinister Buttocks
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/09/05/the-case-of-the-sinister-buttocks/
5 Sep 2014
148 Why Well-Formed Nonsense Doesn't Matter
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/08/28/why-well-formed-nonsense-doesnt-matter/
28 Aug 2014
147 Computer Says B-Plus
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/08/18/computer-says-b-plus/
18 Aug 2014
146 Grammatical Icing on the Political Cake
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/08/14/grammatical-icing-on-the-political-cake/
14 Aug 2014
145 Speaking Out Against Hate Speech (Or Not)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/08/05/speaking-out-against-hate-speech-or-not/
5 Aug 2014
144 Verb Agreement and Hurdling
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/08/01/verb-agreement-and-hurdling/
1 Aug 2014
143 Valid Pronoun-Ambiguity Warnings
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/07/23/valid-pronoun-ambiguity-warnings/
23 Jul 2014
142 The Etiology of Turgid Drivel
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/07/17/the-etiology-of-turgid-drivel/
17 Jul 2014
141 Mandarin Myths
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/07/08/mandarin-myths/
8 Jul 2014
140 The True Secret of Office Packing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/06/27/the-true-secret-of-office-packing/
27 June 2014
139 Grammatical Shades of Grey
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/06/18/grammatical-shades-of-grey/
18 Jun 2014
138 Mere W*rds
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/06/09/mere-wrds/
9 June 2014
137 New Book, Same Old Grammar-Babble
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/06/05/new-book-same-old-grammar-babble/
5 Jun 2014
136 The Vague Main Clause of the Second Amendment
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/05/27/the-vague-main-clause-of-the-second-amendment/
27 May 2014
135 The Politics of Taboo Words
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/05/19/the-politics-of-taboo-words/
19 May 2014
134 Bait-and-Switch Comparisons
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/05/13/bait-and-switch-comparisons/
13 May 2014
133 Caricaturing Descriptive Grammarians
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/05/09/caricaturing-descriptive-grammarians/
9 May 2014
132 There Was No Committee
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/04/30/there-was-no-committee/
30 April 2014
131 And the Other Is a Jellyfish
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/04/21/and-the-other-is-a-jellyfish/
21 Apr 2014
130 A Postcard from Salzburg
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/04/17/a-postcard-from-salzburg/
17 Apr 2014
129 No Language for Lottie
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/04/08/no-language-for-lottie/
8 Apr 2014
128 Dolphin Talk and Human Credulity
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/04/04/dolphin-talk-and-human-credulity/
4 Apr 2014
127 Communicating with the Public
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/03/26/communicating-with-the-public/
26 Mar 2014
126 Undivided by a Common Language
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/03/17/undivided-by-a-common-language/
17 March 2014
125 Brevity and Attractiveness: Misreporting Linguistic Science
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/03/13/brevity-and-attractiveness/
13 Mar 2014
124 Linguistics qua Affliction
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/03/04/linguistics-qua-affliction/
4 Mar 2014
123 Real-Time Automated Essay Writing?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/02/25/real-time-automated-essay-writing/
25 Feb 2014
122 Coming and Going
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/02/19/coming-and-going-2/
19 Feb 2014
121 Politeness in Refereeing Favor Requests
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/02/10/politeness-in-refereeing-favor-requests/
10 Feb 2014
120 Spot the Captain
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/02/06/spot-the-captain/
6 Feb 2014
119 Not Cricket
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/01/28/not-cricket/
28 Jan 2014
118 'Concern Trolls,' Passives, and Vultures
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/01/24/concern-trolls-passives-and-vultures/
24 Jan 2014
117 Moths to the Flame of Meaning
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/01/15/moths-to-the-flame-of-meaning/
15 Jan 2014
116 Summarize Your Thesis (One Line)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/01/09/summarize-your-thesis/
9 Jan 2014
115 Lord Quirk Drops the Ball
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/12/19/lord-quirk-drops-the-ball/
19 Dec 2013
114 Banning Students' Native Dialects
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/12/10/banning-students-native-dialects/
10 Dec 2013
113 Google Reads Your Emails?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/12/06/google-reads-your-emails/
6 Dec 2013
112 Not Whether, but When
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/11/27/not-whether-but-when/
27 Nov 2013
111 When We Do Not Agree
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/11/18/when-we-do-not-agree/
18 Nov 2013
110 Lying About Writing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/11/14/lying-about-writing/
14 Nov 2013
109 Was It Really Oscar?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/11/05/was-it-really-oscar/
5 Nov 2013
108 Linguistic Fuel for a Political Brushfire
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/11/01/linguistic-fuel-for-a-political-brushfire/
1 Nov 2013
107 Be Fair, Oscar
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/10/22/be-fair-oscar/
22 Oct 2013
106 The Higgs: Names Becoming Common Nouns
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/10/18/the-higgs/
18 Oct 2013
105 'The Guardian' Opposes Zombie Rules
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/10/09/the-guardian-opposes-zombie-rules/
9 Oct 2013
104 Is the Cognitive Revolution Here Yet?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/09/30/is-the-cognitive-revolution-here-yet/
30 Sep 2013
103 Can Goofy Headlines Cost You Money?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/09/26/can-goofy-headlines-cost-you-money/
26 Sep 2013
102 Keep Your Multilingualism to Yourself
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/09/17/keep-your-multilingualism-to-yourself/
17 Sep 2013
101 Gentler, Cuddlier Grammarians
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/09/13/gentler-cuddlier-grammarians/
13 Sep 2013
100 Who'd Want to Be a Dick Swiveller?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/09/04/dick-swiveller/
4 Sep 2013
99 From Netherlandic-German to Multilingual Sardinia
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/08/26/from-netherlandic-german-to-multilingual-sardinia/
26 Aug 2013
98 Counting the Languages of the World
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/08/22/counting-the-languages-of-the-world/
22 Aug 2013
97 Being Wrong to Be Right
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/08/13/being-wrong-to-be-right/
13 Aug 2013
96 Hungarian I Am Not
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/08/09/hungarian-i-am-not/
9 Aug 2013
95 Is Strunk Bunk? a Game-Changing New Development
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/07/31/is-strunk-bunk-a-game-changing-new-development/
31 Jul 2013
94 The Great Fitzgerald
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/07/22/the-great-fitzgerald/
22 Jul 2013
93 Blowing in the Political Wind
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/07/18/blowing-in-the-political-wind/
18 Jul 2013
92 Extractor Fans, Big Brother, and the Passive
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/07/09/extractor-fans-big-brother-and-the-passive/
9 Jul 2013
91 A Postcard from Galicia
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/06/26/a-postcard-from-galicia/
26 Jun 2013
90 You're Wrong and I'm Changing the Subject
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/06/17/changing-the-subject/
17 Jun 2013
89 A Trinity of Languages
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/06/13/a-trinity-of-languages/
13 Jun 2013
88 Getting In and Out (and Looked At)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/06/04/getting-in-and-out-and-looked-at/
4 Jun 2013
87 Machine Translation Without the Translation
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/05/31/machine-translation/
31 May 2013
86 Speech Recognition vs. Language Processing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/05/23/speech-recognition-vs-language-processing/
23 May 2013
85 Keyword Search, Plus a Little Magic
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/05/13/keyword-search-plus-a-little-magic/
13 May 2013
84 Why Are We Still Waiting for Natural Language Processing?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/05/09/natural-language-processing/
9 May 2013
83 Being a Conjunction (slash Coordinator)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/30/being-a-coordinator/
30 Apr 2013
82 We Do Not Seek to Rule
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/26/we-do-not-seek-to-rule/
26 Apr 2013
81 King Jong-un
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/17/king-jong-un/
17 Apr 2013
80 Orwell and the Not Unblack Dog
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/08/orwell-and-the-not-unblack-dog/
8 Apr 2013
79 Elimination of the Fittest
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/04/elimination-of-the-fittest/
4 Apr 2013
78 Fair Comment and Privileged Occasions
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/03/26/fair-comment-and-privileged-occasions/
26 Mar 2013
77 Being an Apostrophe
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/03/22/being-an-apostrophe/
22 Mar 2013
76 Quite
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/03/13/quite/
13 Mar 2013
75 Spurious Correlations Everywhere: The Tragedy of Big Data
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/03/04/spurious-correlations-everywhere/
4 Mar 2013
74 Predicting Prudence from Tense Marking?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/02/28/predicting-prudence-from-tense-marking/
28 Feb 2013
73 Being an Adverb
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/02/20/being-an-adverb/
20 Feb 2013
72 Revision, Respect, and Etymological Cleansing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/02/11/revision-respect-and-etymological-cleansing/
11 Feb 2013
71 Being a Preposition
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/02/05/being-a-preposition/
5 Feb 2013
70 Humor Detection Module Not Innate
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/01/29/humor-detection-module-not-innate/
29 Jan 2013
69 The Hacks and the Hackers
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/01/21/the-hacks-and-the-hackers/
21 Jan 2013
68 Being an Adjective
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/01/14/being-an-adjective/
14 Jan 2013
67 Stopping to Consider Language Acquisition
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/01/10/stopping-to-consider-language-acquisition/
10 Jan 2013
66 Grammar to the Rescue
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/12/20/grammar-to-the-rescue/
20 Dec 2012
65 Shaken, Not Stirred
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/12/11/shaken-not-stirred/
11 Dec 2012
64 A Rule Which Will Live in Infamy
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/12/07/a-rule-which-will-live-in-infamy/
7 Dec 2012
63 One Rule to Ring Them All
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/11/30/one-rule-to-ring-them-all/
30 Nov 2012
62 Don't Blame Your Moods on Your Language
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/11/19/dont-blame-your-moods-on-your-language/
19 Nov 2012
61 That's Right
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/11/13/thats-right/
13 Nov 2012
60 Grammatical Relationship Counseling Needed
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/11/09/grammatical-relationship-counseling-needed/
8 Nov 2012
59 Frankenwords
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/10/31/frankenwords/
31 Oct 2012
58 Illegal Immigrants and Marine Biologists
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/10/22/illegal-immigrants-and-marine-biologists/
22 Oct 2012
57 What Words to Say, What Sort of Person to Be
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/10/19/what-words-to-say/
19 Oct 2012
56 Passive Writing at the Daily Planet
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/10/09/passive-writing-at-the-daily-planet/
9 Oct 2012
55 More Grammar Hate Mail
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/10/05/more-grammar-hate-mail/
5 Oct 2012
54 Not Lovecraft's Providence
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/09/26/not-lovecrafts-providence/
26 Sep 2012
53 Lovecraft's Providence
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/09/17/lovecrafts-providence/
17 Sep 2012
52 Organic Syntax
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/09/13/organic-syntax/
13 Sep 2012
51 The Planet of Chongqing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/09/07/planet-of-chongqing/
7 Sep 2012
50 Rules That Eat Your Brain
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/08/29/rules-that-eat-your-brain/
29 Aug 2012
49 Even That Would Be a Grammar
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/08/20/even-that-would-be-a-grammar/
20 Aug 2012
48 You Are Software; Don't Greet Me
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/08/16/you-are-software-dont-greet-me/
16 Aug 2012
47 The Riddle of Frisney and Frarney
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/08/07/the-riddle-of-frisney-and-frarney/
7 Aug 2012
46 Spelling Random Lexical Flotsam
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/08/03/spelling-lexical-flotsam/
3 Aug 2012
45 Fairies
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/07/25/fairies/
25 Jul 2012
44 Speak Up!
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/07/16/speak-up/
16 Jul 2012
43 Away From One's Desk
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/07/12/away-from-ones-desk/
12 Jul 2012
42 'Wall Street Journal' Pushes Grammar Panic
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/07/03/wall-street-journal-pushes-grammar-panic/
3 Jul 2012
41 Remembering Alan Turing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/06/28/remembering-alan-turing/
28 Jun 2012
40 Being a Noun
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/06/20/being-a-noun/
20 Jun 2012
39 When Your Computer Is as Easy to Use as Your Phone
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/06/11/when-your-computer-is-as-easy-to-use-as-your-phone/
11 Jun 2012
38 More on the 'However' Myth
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/06/07/the-however-myth/
7 Jun 2012
37 The Case of the Extra Word
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/05/29/the-case-of-the-extra-word/
29 May 2012
36 Forget me, Scott Reed
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/05/24/forget-me-scott-reed/
24 May 2012
35 Lying About Language
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/05/15/lying-about-language/
15 May 2012
34 Beliefs About Grammar and Extraterrestrials
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/05/11/grammar-and-extraterrestrials/
11 May 2012
33 The Quality-Length Correlation
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/05/02/the-quality-length-correlation/
2 May 2012
32 ‘Hopefully’: Five Decades of Foolishness
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/04/23/hopefully-foolishness/
23 Apr 2012
31 Not Rage So Much, but a Modicum of Fear
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/04/18/not-rage-but-fear/
18 Apr 2012
30 A Great Space for Nitpicking
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/04/10/a-great-space-for-nitpicking/
10 Apr 2012
29 Being a Verb
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/04/06/being_a_verb/
6 Apr 2012
28 The Rise and Fall of a Venomous Dispute
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/03/28/poisonous-dispute/
28 Mar 2012
27 Passives, Pandas, and Dangling Modifiers
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/03/19/passives-pandas-and-dangling-modifiers/
19 Mar 2012
26 The Bad Science Reporting Effect
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/03/15/bad-science-reporting-effect/
15 Mar 2012
25 Foreign Language Education, Part 3: Accentuating the Positive
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/03/06/foreign-language-instruction-part-3-accentuating-the-positive/
6 Mar 2012
24 More on How to Argue for Foreign-Language Instruction
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/03/02/more-on-how-to-argue-for-foreign-language-instruction/
2 Mar 2012
23 How to Argue for Foreign Language Instruction
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/22/foreign-language-instruction/
22 Feb 2012
22 Literary Judgment Marred by Dumb Grammar Myth
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/14/literary-judgment-marred-by-dumb-grammar-myth/
14 Feb 2012
21 Ferment and Befuddlement
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/06/ferment-and-befuddlement/
6 Feb 2012
20 Legislating Language and Truth
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/02/legislating-language-and-truth/
2 Feb 2012
19 Normal and Formal
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/01/18/normal-and-formal/
18 Jan 2012
18 Shock: Writer Avoids Mentioning Passive!
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/01/27/shock-writer-avoids-mentioning-passive/
27 Jan 2012
17 The Year of ‘Occupy’
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/01/08/the-year-of-occupy/
8 Jan 2012
16 Dogma vs. Evidence: Singular They
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/01/05/dogma-and-evidence/
5 Jan 2012
15 Pronoun Agreement Out the Window?
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/12/16/pronoun-agreement-out-the-window/
16 Dec 2011
14 Academic Hate Mail
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/12/06/academic-hate-mail/
6 Dec 2011
13 Beware the Misles
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/12/01/beware-the-misles/
1 Dec 2011
12 A Thanksgiving for Susie
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/11/21/thanksgiving-for-susie/
21 Nov 2011
11 More Linguistic Slush From the Arctic
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/11/15/arctic_slush/
15 Nov 2011
10 I Will Never Be a Ranter
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/11/10/i-will-never-be-a-ranter/
10 Nov 2011
9 Permalinks, Ensparbulation, Etc.
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/10/31/permalinks-ensparbulation-etc/
1 Nov 2011
8 Love Among the Participles
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/10/25/love-among-the-participles/
26 Oct 2011
7 Attack the Muffled Mendacities of the Administrative Creatures
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/10/19/attack-the-muffled-mendacities-of-the-administrative-creatures/
19 Oct 2011
6 Glovens and Webinars
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/10/14/glovens-and-webinars/
14 Oct 2011
5 Mistakes Are Made (But Using the Passive Isn't One of Them)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/10/01/mistakes-are-made/
1 Oct 2011
4 Chasing Me!
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/09/20/chasing-me/
21 Sep 2011
3 Invaders from America . . . Not!
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/09/14/invaders-from-america-not/
14 Sep 2011
2 In the Time of Declarative Sentences
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/09/08/declarative/
8 Sep 2011
1 I Wish I'd Said That
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/08/26/i-wish-id-said-that
26 Aug 2011

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