The first event organised by ACIS’s Literature, Culture and Communication Research Group will be a 1.5-day workshop devoted to Exploring and Translating Stratified Multilingual Landscapes… 175 more words
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Edgar B. Herwick III, of the National Public Radio station WGBH in my erstwhile stomping grounds of Greater Boston, got me on the phone (Skype, actually) to find out why Celtic music is “keltik” but the Boston Celtics are “seltik.” Of course, I told him. 22 more words
I would like to draw your attention to the importance of language when we are referring to individuals who have exceptionalities.
Often the term “disabilities” could be replaced by the term “exceptionalities” or “differences” because it may be that a person is not unable to do something, he or she just does it in a different way. 175 more words
Support workers undervalued
I am a mother of a wonderful child with a disability.
As a parent of a son with a disability, I am concerned about what his future holds so I became a support worker at Elmwood Group Homes (EGH) to learn more about what our community has to offer for people with intellectual disabilities. 677 more words
I talk about word tasting regularly. But actual wine tasting has a lot in common with opinions on grammar.
I’ve tasted a lot of wine in a lot of places served by a lot of different kinds of people, and one thing that’s pretty consistent is that the people who know the least about it have the most rigid and snobby opinions. 880 more words
Originally published in Active Voice, the national newsletter of Editors Canada
Our anthem has been updated! It’s gotten royal assent! If you haven’t yet, you will need to get used to singing “true patriot love in all of us command.” And, perhaps less frequently, to hearing people complain about the change. 448 more words