Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

To Boldly Split Infinitives Where No One Has Split Them Before?

Salon today reviews Jack Lynch’s new book, The Lexicographer’s Dilemma (2009), an evolutionary history of proper grammar. So is Lynch, in writing his history, sympathetic to the describers (the camp of linguists) or the prescribers (the camp of traditional grammarians)? Should we, … Continue reading

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Agnostic David Berlinski to Speak Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Public Library

I’m a fan of David Berlinski, and if you live in the Los Angeles area, I notice that he will be speaking at the Beverly Hills Public Library on Tuesday of this week. Here’s the notice that I found: Noted … Continue reading

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