Wednesday Jan 30th, 2013

Monthly etymology gleanings for January 2013, part 1

Anatoly Liberman on week, Vikings, the present perfect, suppletive forms, and Lewis Carroll’s name
Wednesday Jan 9th, 2013

How come the past of ‘go’ is ‘went?’

Anatoly Liberman on the linguistic phenomenon of suppletion
Thursday Jan 3rd, 2013

The Dirty Dozens

How African American rhyming slang became rap, hip-hop, and changed America
Wednesday Dec 26th, 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings for December 2012

Anatoly Liberman on folk etymology, sound symbolism, galoot, judgment, zigzag, lark, bumper, again, and Scottish English
Wednesday
Nov 28th, 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings for November 2012

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Wednesday
Nov 7th, 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings for October, part 2

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Wednesday
Oct 31st, 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings for October, part 1

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Sunday
Oct 28th, 2012

When a language dies

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Wednesday
Aug 29th, 2012

Understanding ‘the body’ in fairy tales

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Saturday
Aug 18th, 2012

Grammar sticklers may have OCD

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Wednesday
Aug 15th, 2012

I been, I seen, I done

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Saturday
Jul 14th, 2012

Computers read so you don’t have to

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Friday
Jul 6th, 2012

Languages, Species, and Biological Parallels

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Wednesday
Jun 27th, 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings for June 2012

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