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Word Origins: Why Do We Call It That?

Why do we call football “soccer”?

During the late nineteenth century, leaders of a dozen football clubs gathered at a London tavern to establish the rules of football and created Association Football. 211 more words


Review: Chomsky for Beginners

Chomsky for Beginners by David Cogswell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a linguistics student, reading about Chomsky reminds me that even a practitioner on the humanities could make a significant contribution on how we run our world. 197 more words


John Stoddart's The Philosophy of Language: the "last truly universalist work"

Joseph L. Subbiondo
California Institute of Integral Studies


Sir John Stoddart (1773-1856) served as England’s advocate in Malta from 1803-1807, editor of The Times… 2,540 more words