English – The Guardian – That’s the Way It Crumbles: The American Conquest of English by Matthew Engel – review

Matthew Engel urges us to hang tough against Americanisms in this entertaining history of linguistic imperialism Toilet training: is nowhere safe from the Americanisms that have been polluting our language for years?  Tim Adams Monday 3 July 2017 08.00 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 4 July 2017 11.49 BST Iworked for a few years in my 20s at the literary…

English – The English language in South Africa

    Article Author: Peter Ball  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 12:43  We South Africans live in a polyglot society, which under our Constitution, has 11 official languages that “must enjoy parity of esteem and must be treated equitably”. Mother tongues range from Afrikaans to IsiZulu, from isiXhosa to Setswana, however to stop us being…

English – The Walrus

  About The Walrus Foundation Fearless. Witty. Thoughtful. Canadian AddThis Sharing Buttons The walrus foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms: publishing The…

Books Etc Blog

Books Etc Blog Welcome!   When I started the Books Etc website in January (2014) I tinkered with the idea of a blog, experimented a bit and put the idea to one side as, frankly, I hadn’t a clue what I was doing and the learning curve for this arts grad was a tad too…