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Josh Freed: Mumbling on TV has me reaching for the subtitle button

Is this you?

Do you keep turning up the volume on your TV trying to hear the dialogue under all the music, gunfire, explosions, sirens and drone attacks? 816 more words


Language Variation in Renaissance Italy

Josh Brown   Stockholm University

Renaissance Italy saw the creation of the Italian language and of most major European standard languages. In Italy itself, no political centre dominated the entire peninsular, so no standard language was immediately obvious.

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Culture And Society

Whoever is the subject?

Who will inherit the investigation?

Oh, whoever will inherit the investigation?

Whoever will inherit the investigation, he will be someone Mr. Trump nominates.

Whoever will inherit the investigation, Mr. 1,028 more words

Language And Linguistics

Denley: Francophone community centre plan is at an impasse – at least until provincial election time

The old Grant School in Ottawa’s west end has stood empty for nearly a decade. The building at the corner of Richmond and Pinecrest roads looks abandoned, its windows boarded up. 654 more words


American 101

Ahh, my old German notes. My very first day in German class, I took these notes:

German 101

ex. Homework
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Exercise 1-2

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The Secret Life of Dictionaries is a bittersweet look at the disappearing reference book

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
By Kory Stamper
320 pp; $35.95

Kory Stamper’s narrative of life as an editor at Merriam-Webster – “America’s oldest dictionary company” – is consistently wry and amusing, but a sadness persists in the telling. 952 more words


Today's letters: Why making Ottawa officially bilingual is a bad idea

How about making Gatineau bilingual?

Re: Why Ottawa must become officially bilingual, Feb. 26.

I can appreciate the thinking behind John Trent’s case for a officially bilingual Ottawa. 729 more words