Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Entries of Interest
I have recently been having a lot of fun reading all the posts over at Language Log. Here are some of the ones I've found the most interesting or amusing.

On multilingualism in the US:

No French Please, People Are Watching - about Kerry's unwillingness to demostrate his French ability in public

Mere knowledge of the German language cannot reasonably be regarded as harmful - more information on the Nebraska law outlawing foreign language instruction mentioned in the post above

On the apparent decline of reading in today's youth:

Balm in Gilead - blasting Camille Paglia's assertion that students no longer wish to read as being anecdotal and unscientific

O tempora, O mores - responses to the above, offering perhaps insight as to where Paglia is confused

Generational Differences: Decline or Progress? - attempting to find some scientific backing for Paglia's assertions

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