Tag: culture

Language and Love Life (ooh, la, la)

National Public Radio recently spoke with Dr. James Pennebaker, who does research in the way “function” words work in our language . . . and our love life! Specifically, what Pennebaker found was that when the language style of two…

A Proposal for a New Punctuation Mark

For several years now, scholars have argued about the role of email, texting, etc. have played on our literacy and written communication. This si the first time I have seen someone propose that our digital communication has prompted the need…

This might could be a nice database.

Some folks over at that short-named campus in Columbia—the University of South Carolina, or something like that—have compiled what is probably the definitive online database of research and study on the multiple modal. I suspect that some of you native…