I have never re-posted a blog before, but with my love of words and the way in which they are used, I found this review/post really interesting. In fact, it has been a long while since a book review made me think “Hey, I really want to read that.”
Add to this the fact that I have followed the Aksharbet blog since it began at the start of Gelda’s Fulbright teaching exchange placement. I have always found her insightful and honest about the teaching process. For anyone interested in cross-cultural education in general, or on the challenges and successes of teaching English outside of American or British schools, I highly recommend her blog.
With that as an introduction, here is Sushmita Gelda (Aksharbet)’s Yes, You Can End a Sentence with a Preposition
Part memoir, part linguistic escapade, Kory Stamper’s Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries (2017) is a must-read for anyone who is interested in exploring the stories behind the quirks of the English language. A lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, Stamper takes readers behind-the-scenes of the editorial process and the history of the dictionary industry. Her […]