50 years of stupid grammar advice?

Geoffrey K. Pullum makes some critical remarks about the book: The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students’ grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it.
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Even ‘untranslatable’ might not be a word you can translate

Some words just can’t be translated into another language. Michael Wood, one of the editors of the “Dictionary of Untranslatables,” says that’s just not true — you can translate anything. But even “untranslatable” itself is a word with many meanings.dictionary

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Aneta Pavlenko – The Bilingual Mind

41fPdcD7n-L._SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_AA300_Τemple University professor, Aneta Pavlenko, has  written a ground-breaking book, The Bilingual Mind, on the intriguing relationship between language and thought in bi- and multilinguals. She is herself a speaker of many languages and has researched this topic for much of her career. For more information about her interview, click here http://tinyurl.com/mjyxvsl

Source: Psychology Today