https://www.edx.org/course/english-grammar-style-uqx-write101x-6 The University of Queensland’s Grammar and Style course is a deep dive into applying complex grammar in writing. There’s a heavy focus on grammar meaning and the connotations that grammar holds at the sentence level. I felt that the rubrics and the peer editing were the highlights. I definitely gained insights into editing my learners’ writing. By using some…
The History of English Podcast: Episode 104: Prefix Preferences http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/2017/12/18/episode-104-prefix-preferences/ Episode 104 tracks the development of prefixes and preposirions. This is great information on in/on and for vs. por.
The History of English Podcast: Episode 106: An Illuminating Development http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/2017/12/31/episode-106-an-illuminating-discovery/ This episode makes a great indirect case against copyright and similar ideas. If copyright had been invented in 1200, you wouldn’t be able to read this because the book market would never have developed.
The History of English Podcast: Episode 107: Parlez-Vous Anglais? http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/2018/01/15/episode-107-parlez-vous-anglais/ The highlight in this episode is the translation between Middle English and Modern English. The notable high frequency Germanic words are non cognate with Spanish. Those words are especially important for Spanish Speakers learning English to know and collocate well.
The History of English Podcast: Episode 108: On the Move http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/2018/02/09/episode-108-on-the-move/ Episode 108 walks us through the history of several English verbs and their cognates. This is one of those superlative episodes that flows from one word family to another in support of the narrative.
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Do-It-Yourself-eBook-Publishing This is a reference for using Free Software to produce professional quality documents and ebooks.
Read a classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue. This dictionary gives great insight not just of vulgarities, but helps track culture and the way English lexis and register change. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/dRcgP65A8SY/read-a-classical-dictionary-of-the-vulgar-tongue-a-hilarious-informative-compilation-of-early-modern-english-slang-1785.html