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Articles with keyword "language"

Gregory W. Kimura

In Focus

Alaska’s Gregory W. Kimura

Gregory W. Kimura bridges urban and rural worldviews with humanities programming.

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What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

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Apocalypse Not

In few fields is the gap separating educated opinion from specialist opinion so wide as in linguistics.

Noah Webster

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Better Living through Spelling

Connecticut celebrates Noah Webster.

Edwin L. Battistella

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Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

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Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

The Mizpah Arch, Denver

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Mile High Station

Denver's Union Station made the city take off.

La Virgen de Guadalupe

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The United States of Mestizo

A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.

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Poetry Speaks

“Voice registers the weird sexiness of reading poetry, the illusion it enables of a private tryst between author and reader.” So says Lesley Wheeler, an English professor at Washington and Lee Univers

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First, Count to Ten...In Pescadora

Archaeologists from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum working in Peru have unearthed a piece of paper used in the early seventeenth century by a Spanish priest to conduct an interview and record num