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WEREWOLVES. PUPPET MASTERS. DEAD BODIES. WAX MUSEUMS. WHAT OTHER MYSTERIES DOES LONDON HOLD?

Detective Chief Inspector Moses Reilly of Scotland Yard is the consummate bachelor, married…

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African American Vernacular English

African American Vernacular English is also known as Black Vernacular English. For many decades now linguists have studied African American Vernacular English, and their most significant finding about this particular variety of English is that it is not a defective or inferior form of Standard English. It is variety in… read more

#metoo: Yoohoo, Over Here!

Two days ago was the first Valentine’s Day since the #metoo movement began. This point was made on Real Time With Bill Maher last Friday (February 9) in anticipation of the 14th. Listen to the exchange between Bill Maher and Bari Weiss, a columnist at the New York Times: Real Time With… read more

Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2018

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Time for a gift to my readers (see link below). It’s also the day when exactly what was said about it the year before is trotted out again: Valentine’s Day: Origin Saint Valentine was martyred on February 14, 269 AD by order of Emperor Claudius II…. read more

Julie Tetel Andresen has written about language and love for more than 20 years. A professor of linguistics at Duke University, Julie has also written more than twenty romance novels and novellas. read more