Tag Archives: English

Mustn't Grumble

I found a wonderful book yesterday, The Anglo Files LN 5 DA589.4 .L93 2008 by American journalist Sarah Lyall about her experience with British culture and language. She married a man from Great Britain and her take on British culture … Continue reading

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The Pigeon Caper

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  The Library had an unusual visitor yesterday. One of the plaza pigeons decided to check out the library and for about 45 minutes our circulation and facilities staff struggled to catch the bird. It was quite unusual to see … Continue reading

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Nick Names in Southern Culture

Today is Friday and I want to write about something fun. I’ve been thinking about nick names in my family and how that relates to southern culture and to Anglo-American culture.

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Technology and writing

Students taking English 1101 and 1102 are already writing before the first day of class! Just about everyone I know except for my mom uses their phone to send text messages, and all three of my daughters use Facebook. There’s … Continue reading

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What is a 'Dean'?

The library has a new dean, Dr. Nancy (Nan) Seamons. When asked by a graduate student yesterday, “What’s new in the library?” I replied, “We have a new dean.” Some may wonder, what is a dean? Well here is the answer … Continue reading

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English Education in Other Countries

I recently had a consultation with an Applied Linguistics doctoral student that gave me an “a ha!” moment.  The topic was English language education in Vietnam. 

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