Insights and interesting news are beginning to come out of the ACES 2012 conference. Also in today's News Roundup: the continuing comma debate, why “proper English” may not be a proper concept, a call for a better tool than MS Word, and more humorous effects of autocorrect.
More great articles
- “In Defense of ‘Nutty’ Commas”: Mary Norris responds to Ben Yagoda’s “Fanfare for the Comma Man” with a defense of The New Yorker’s liberal use of commas. (The New Yorker)
- “What Does ‘Proper English’ Mean?”: A quick history of standard English and how non-standard English is “proper” in its own context. (Grammar Girl)
- “Death to Word”: Is it time to give up on the ubiquitous word processor for anything other than book writing and editing? (Slate)
- “Tasty Cupertinos”: Overzealous autocorrect hits again, changing delectable dishes to nonsense phrases. (Language Log)