Essays on language, reading, writing, and technology . . .
A Literal Paradox
The President’s reading lesson [George Bush reads "The Pet Goat" along with a class of Florida second-graders on the morning of 9/11]
English, the official national language
No students Left Behind: Literacy measurement and the Spellings Commission on the future of higher education in Americas
Jose Can You See?: teaching video for the controversy over the Spanish translation of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
Google in China
Word of the Year for 2005
Doublespeak is alive!
SAT Writing Test
The Young Professors
Words and War
Almanacs of mass destruction
English spoken here? What the 2000 census tells us about language in the USA
English, Spanish and the new nativism
Help Wanted: Pashto
First, kill all the translators
A panda walks into a bar . . .
Buying literacy: a (ghost)writing lesson
Mad Cow: Word of the year for 2003
Take this McJob and shove it
Is the English language ready for Y2K?
To SIr, or Ma'am, with love (Louisiana law requires students to be polite)
Language legislation and linguistic abuse
Language laws and related court decisions
Reinventing English: Simple language may not always be best
Don’t make English official – Ban it instead
The legendary English-only vote of 1795, or was it 1776? English never did beat out German by one vote
Hooked on Ebonics
What writers do
Computers grade essays?
Why do academics continue to insist on ‘proper’ English?
Letter to a high school English teacher
How to write a paper
The epicene pronoun: The word that failed
From pencils to pixels: The new technologies of literacy
The literacy complex: we all agree that literacy is important; we just can't agree on what it is, what it's for, and how to measure it
Technologies of the Word: Reading and writing in the digital age