Archives: Language

Their? There? Here: A Talk with Grammar Girl

Language is a living thing, and when it creeps from one culture to the next, purists take note. This hour we’ll talk about how English has oozed into French parlance (quelle horreur!). We’ll also discuss the correct usage of units of measure, and how the structure of a novel can influence its success. Plus, your questions!

All Intensive Purposes: The Case for Language Snobbery

Irregardless of you’re attitudes toward language, grammar mistakes can bug us alot. If that sentence makes you want to scream, you’ll find solace in this hour’s show. We’ll learn which grammar battles aren’t worth fighting, and particular errors up with which we should not put.

Dyslexia: The latest in Education and Research

For the 40,000 Americans with dyslexia, letters look like numbers, words shift around the page and reading means decoding gibberish. This hour we’ll learn about dyslexia’s auditory roots and what new research means for future diagnosis and treatment. We’ll also talk about helping dyslexic kids stay confident and foster a love of learning.

Dyslexia: The latest in Education and Research

For the 40,000 Americans with dyslexia, letters look like numbers, words shift around the page and reading means decoding gibberish. This hour we’ll learn about dyslexia’s auditory roots and what new research means for future diagnosis and treatment. We’ll also talk about helping dyslexic kids stay confident and foster a love of learning.

Grammar Guidance from the Grammar Girl

Feeling fazed? Maybe it’s just a phase. If you have trouble telling a wench from a winch, you’re in luck, because this hour Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is back! She’s got a new grammar app featuring parts-of-speech pop clouds, which will guide you gently from nouns to gerunds. And we’ll also review everyone’s perennial pests.

All Intensive Purposes: The Case for Language Snobbery

Irregardless of you’re attitudes toward language, grammar mistakes can bug us alot. If that sentence makes you want to scream, you’ll find solace in this hour’s show. We’ll learn which grammar battles aren’t worth fighting, and particular errors up with which we should not put.

Calling All Language Lovers!

Calling all language lovers! An interview with “Grammar Girl” podcast creator and host Mignon Fogarty about good grammar and word usage tips to become more effective writers.

Calling All Language Lovers! Top 10 Common Grammar Mistakes

Learn how to use words correctly and expand your vocabulary! All with tips from “Grammar Girl,” Mignon Fogarty.

Behind Euphemisms

A conversation with language expert Ralph Keyes about our love affair with euphemism.

(Un)Civil Conversation

Concerns that the wide acceptance of “snarky” language undermines civil conversation