04 janvier 2016

Sing We

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . I grew up singing carols, and I am still singing them, these days in an interfaith chorus that gives an annual holiday concert with audience participation. More...

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Macbeth, the Novel

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . When is Shakespeare’s play not a play but a novel? I don’t mean adaptations of Macbeth. There are lots of those — Paul Illidge’s Macbeth: A Prose Translation, the filmscript to Akira Kurosawa’s classic Throne of Blood (or, in Japanese, Spider’s Web Castle)the Classics Illustrated comic-book version, the Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø’s forthcoming noir fictionalization — to name just a few. More...

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Witnessing a Rule Change: Singular ‘They’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . I have a new favorite mug. It was given to me by the graduate students in the Joint Program in English and Education (JPEE) and celebrates my advocacy of singular they—with the explanatory footnote. More...

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Digital ‘DARE’ Update: Half-Price Holiday Special

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . OK, word lovers. Here’s the perfect gift for yourself, or any other logophile: A whole year of the complete online Dictionary of American Regional English at your fingertips for only $47.50, half the usual subscription price. More...

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The Footprints of a Gigantic Hound

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Fred Shapiro’s magisterial Yale Book of Quotations cites 39 quotations from Arthur Conan Doyle, but surprisingly, only one comes from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902): “They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”. More...

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No. 1965977

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Last February I got a typewritten letter from inmate No. 1965977 (not her real number) in a state prison. Authors often get such letters, usually with detailed and hard-to-follow accounts of how the writer of the letter was unjustly accused, convicted, and/or treated. This one was different. More...

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‘Shall,’ ‘Should,’ and the Fate of the Earth

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Words matter. An obvious proposition, but never so obvious as in the agreement recently adopted in Paris by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Deconstructing Paris, a New Zealand website devoted to analyzing the various drafts leading up to the agreement, noted that the penultimate draft contained more than 1,000 sets of brackets, offering alternative wordings from which the delegates had to choose. More...

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Year-End Reflection

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . The end of the semester is a natural time for reflection and planning, and with the calendar year drawing to a close, you may feel added impetus to review the past four, six, or twelve months. Read more...

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Personalizing Bulk Emails: MailMerge for Gmail vs MailChimp

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I remember using MailMerge way back in the day… like when the internet first started. It used to be only possible to use with MS Outlook, and I haven’t used Outlook in a really long time, so I had given up on it. But recently, someone asked me to help them send personalized emails to a large group of people they had surveyed… and I remembered MailMerge. Read more...

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Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

By . Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog. Each year we run the numbers to see which items drew the most reader attention, and this year’s list highlights a continuing interest in understanding how technology — and online education, in particular — might change college as we know it. More...

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