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Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language Log Ebook ↠ 368pages Download Æ mark liberman ï ❮Read❯ ➭ Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language Log Author Mark Liberman – Danpashley.co.uk MMark Liberman and Geoffrey K Pullum have collected some of their most insightful and amusing material from Language Log the popular web site started by Liberman Often irreverent and hilarious these brief essays take on many sacred cows showing us among many things why Strunk & White is usele It's hard to imagine any lover of words who wouldn't be susceptible to this wonderful book Flip it open at random and forget about whatever you were doing before The first chapter is titled Random monkeys & mendacious pontificating old windbags enough right there to justify the purchase It's all from the Language Log blog to which I've pointed repeatedly in my own blog but there's definitely value added in the printed form not least in the index and the many interesting callouts sprinkled here and there It's simply ideal bathroom or bedtime reading My advice Run right out and buy multiple copies and place them with those most in need

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Ss how the College Board can't identify sentence errors in the SAT and what makes Dan Brown one of the worst prose stylists in the businessThere is plenty here to inspire deeper thoughts as well Why do Pete Rose's statements fall short of saying I'm sorry and can we learn how to apologize by Language Log is a popular linguistics blog; Liberman runs it and Pullum is a freuent contributor; this book is a collection of essays from the blog As such it has the virtues of blog postings the essays are lively informal timely and linked to related essays It also has the shortcomings of blog postings self absorbed and self important and very nasty towards those they don't like I happen to enjoy Pullum's skewering of Dan Da Vinci Code Brown's prose style but I find their repeated vilification of Strunk but you get them in little bits several times over instead of one developed treatment like you'd expect in a book formatNice as an introduction to the blog but if you like this sort of thing read it online and not in a book it's poorly served by the paper medium Their way of recreating hyperlinks in print is distracting and not easy on the eyes old fashioned footnote format would have worked better Oh and by the way the title essay if anyone was wondering does not concern gerunds madding or otherwise nor the Thomas Hardy novel but rather the phrase far from

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Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language LogAnalyzing his mistakes? Is there such a thing as mind reading fatigue? What is the meaning of pluralism and Yankeehood? Language Log is a site where serious professional linguists go to have fun There's plenty of fun and plenty to get you thinking about language in new ways in this collecti Ich mag den Inhalt aber die Lieferung war zu langsam