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  • A Short History of ‘You’

    “What’s wrong with you?” posits the Oxford Dictionaries. But, seriously, what’s up with the oddness that is the second person personal...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonMarch 12, 2019
  • English Language Vocabulary: Christmas

    Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Celebrated on December 25, Christmas is both a religious...

    InformationHeather JohnsonDecember 18, 2013
  • English Language Vocabulary: Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. English language learners who...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 13, 2013
  • English Language Vocabulary: Halloween

    Halloween is a largely secular holiday celebrated every year on October 31 in the United States. Activities associated with the Halloween...

    InformationHeather JohnsonOctober 2, 2013
  • Viking and Norman Influences on the English Language

    During the eighth and ninth centuries, Vikings from Scandinavia from the North attacked the Germanic tribes living in England (Smith “External”)....

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 10, 2011
  • Greek Loanwords in English

    The English language has borrowed extensively from the Greek language beginning during the Germanic period when many words borrowed from Latin...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 9, 2011
  • Latin Loanwords in English

    The English language has borrowed extensively from the Latin language beginning during the Germanic period before English was English through the...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 8, 2011
  • Borrow or Develop?: Enriching the English Vocabulary

    When William Caxton introduced the printing press to England in 1476, English developed into a physical entity (Smith “Early”). Language no...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 7, 2011