Tag Archives: language

teaching proper language

Because the love of my life is crazy about language our household subscribes to the magazine of the Society for the Dutch Language, Onze Taal.  Last year’s September issue included a shortened version of a presentation by poet and classicist Ilja Leonard … Continue reading

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language and poetry

Although  I am increasingly swayed by arguments that the easy access to limitless information is harmful and misleading, I haven’t taken active steps to shield myself; on the contrary, I am still subscribed to quite a few list-serves and obsessively … Continue reading

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languages matter

just reading a book about language and one of the issues brought up is if we should care about decreasing language diversity. They’re disappearing with frantic speed. The obvious, politically correct answer, is yes (diversity is good! bio diversity, cultural … Continue reading

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let’s talk straight

The power of words is enormous. Very difficult to escape. At least for me. As my body is the food it eats, my mind is the words it absorbs. What is on offer on the market place of information is … Continue reading

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