In recent months, I published a book about adolescents who let me hang out with them in the waning years of the first decade of this century. For most of these teens, I had done the same thing with their parents two decades earlier and their grandparents more than three decades ago. The teens of the 21st century were a special case. They laughed at the idea that I was actually writing a book! They argued that I should “just blog” or maybe “tweet,” since “nobody reads books.”
To celebrate the launch of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, Cambridge University Press held a panel discussion on ‘Virginia Woolf in the 21st Century’, on 25th February 2011, at Senate House, London.
Watch The King James Bible author David Norton’s lecture “The English Word,” courtesy of byutv.
The Evolution of Language–did it evolve with thinking or is it a matter of perception? Read the discussion here.
Word nerd alert! The New York Times announces the 50 Most Frequently Looked-up Words of 2010. Check out Philip Corbett’s observations on 50 Fancy Words…