Month: March 2012

Hot Toast and Bacon!

Hot Toast and Bacon!

loving the most recent blog posts written by undergrads working for the Martha Berry Digital Archive Project: Hot Toast and Augustus O. Bacon, two superb reads which illustrate the rich, fun, and important work of digital editors and the impressive philological and literary finesse of […]

‘fraught’

‘fraught’

examination of stigmatized language varieties is complex stuff, especially in the context of dominant language ideologies, minority oppression, and the well justified – if sometimes too theoretical – debate about standard English. it’s not my practice to introduce highly controversial topics here, in a class, […]

a brief introduction

a brief introduction

this is the fastest and easiest (and briefest) speaker intro i’ve ever drafted. wheeler’s work and its importance make it easy, and brevity is essential (after all, the heavy lifting is in her talk). It’s my honor and privilege to welcome Prof Rebecca Wheeler to […]

the sun will come out…

the sun will come out…

have the pleasure today of working with nearly 40 future teachers (and some amazing experienced teachers and colleagues) as part of a workshop for English/Language Arts Education majors at Bloomsburg University. one-word summary of session one with freshmen and sophomore (and junior and senior) preservice […]

a difficult day

a difficult day

possibly the most marked part of any classroom based discussion on language variation, perhaps especially ethnically-based dialectal variation, is the pronounced use of the pronoun forms they  and them (wish i could do a frequency count in class and measure the percentage of they/them). but […]