WTF is Grammar?

Posted on by David Gelber

This is quite a jolly academic book written by a linguist for the general reader about internet language. It has already had considerable success in America. The curious thing is that it’s a book at all. Hasn’t the internet killed off books? Why isn’t it a podcast or a live download or whatever? What is the language of the internet

Not Rocket Science

Posted on by David Gelber

There’s a question Alice Gorman must get asked at every party she attends, and after reading her book I’m still not entirely sure of the answer: what exactly does a ‘space archaeologist’ do? Let’s establish some boundaries. Gorman is not concerned with discovering if Stonehenge was a prehistoric observatory – that’s archaeoastronomy. Nor will you […]

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