May I Quote You? includes a section on the different ways of looking at the grammar of standard English, that is, prescriptive language versus descriptive language. I am definitely a descriptivist, so I especially enjoyed that this book worked in that way to describe modern usage. The book includes an overview of some basic grammar terms, and then it has sections on the usage and grammar of tricky, tricky words of the 2oth and current centuries, look alike words, and how to form plurals.Continue Reading
I studied American Sign Language when I was in high school with some friends, and I also studied sign language for a year when I got to the university. I love sign language! I love the beauty of the motion. I love the grammar! And I always talk with my hands as I’m speaking. Sign language feels so natural to me. An ASL children’s dictionary would be a great addition to my home library.
When I saw a chance to review the Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language on netgalley.com, I jumped at the chance to review it. As the title states, it is geared toward children, and I must say I simply love the way it has been set up. It is a bright, engaging, and helpful dictionary.
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Book of the Day: Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language. I love it! Get it here: http://amzn.to/1Ok7aI6 (afflink)
Posted by Line Upon Line Learning on Thursday, January 14, 2016
An Ambush of Tigers by Betsy Rosenthal (Millbrook Press, April 2015) is, as the subtitle describes, a “Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns.” Each of the collective nouns she has chosen has a double meaning and Jago’s delightful illustrations play up the double meaning for some amusing images that are not soon to be forgotten.Continue Reading
I love the complexities of the English language! I find it lots of fun to play with words and see where the meanings take me. I love the sounds of poetry, and the silliness that comes when words are placed in different orders in sentences. A few books from VanitaBooks provide a humorous look at idioms, poetry, and participles.Continue Reading