At the Base of the Language Mountain

After finishing a Bachelor of Arts at university in the early nineteen eighties I did what every self-respecting, newly graduated member of my peer group did and took off for…

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The Accidental Monolinguist

There’s a motivational poster on the wall of my local gym which puzzles me every time I read it. It says, ‘What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t…

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Kobo in My Bedroom

(This is a rant … just so you know) I have a Sony eReader which has been a reasonable gadget, not brilliant, but it has allowed me to access ebooks…

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