08/28/13 News Roundup
Submitted by Erin Brenner on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:20am
Featured Topic: How Language Works
While the nuts and bolts of language are a copyeditor’s comfort zone, to improve ourselves we need to study a little theory now and again.
- “Who Ruined English: Brits or Yanks?”: The death of English has been predicted for hundreds of years at least. It’s still here. (The Guardian)
- “Tapping the Brain for Words”: If you were to write a dictionary from scratch, how would you do it? (Macmillan Dictionary Blog)
- “On Looking Very UK”: English syntax is changing, albeit slowly. Witness the rise of the present progressive verb form. (DCBlog)