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Language and Power

"We wade through a torrent of words and images every day, and yet we mostly lack a clear understanding of what language is and can be for the human..."

Playing by Ear

"Anyone who does much language study knows that training your ear to hear the language spoken correctly is half the battle of language acquisition. If you know what sounds right, then when you encounter the words spoken incorrectly, they will sound wrong..."

The Moral Implications of Dictionaries

  I suppose we all grow unduly annoyed at times with certain cultural foibles which are really quite trivial in comparison with the dire and...

Citizens of the World, Divide!

Moorpark, CA. We are told to be careful with our words, to be aware of how our words might make other people feel or...