Posts tagged jila ghomeshi

Grammar Matters!

Grammar DOES matter! Don’t let anybody tell you different.

Like the tiniest knife to a wood carver, or most delicate chisel to a sculptor, grammar is the finest tool of our craft.

To forget about it, or not pay attention to it, means you are creating something crude and rough where smooth, polished work could have been.

I didn’t always think so highly of grammar ~ I used to believe writing was art and art should have no rules….Call me a sell out but that …

Launch of Grammar Matters: The Social Significance of How We Use Language

Launch of Grammar Matters: The Social Significance of How We Use Language with Jila Ghomeshi

Thursday, January 13, Thursday - 7:30 pm

In the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 2A6, Phone: 204-475-0483, Toll Free 1-800-561-1833.

It is hard to find someone who doesn’t have a pet peeve about language. The act of bemoaning the decline of language has become something of a cottage industry. Within linguistics the term “prescriptivism” is used to refer to the judgements that people make …