A Linguist’s Guide to Grammar

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

What you learned in English class will help you with syntax about as much as what you learned in driving lessons will help you with mechanics—you get by fine until one day you find yourself stopped in the middle of a sentence with smoke coming out from under the hood. In this seminar, we’re going to learn how to take apart sentences the way a mechanic takes apart an engine.


Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

As vocabulary and usage shift beneath our feet, it becomes a challenge to make informed and appropriate editorial decisions. Embrace or shun singular "they"? Abandon or hold fast to "whom"? Does the "comprise/compose" distinction still work?

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