Monthly Archives: October 2006

Welcome back (and an incentive to keep looking)

I hope you had as good a half-term break as I had. Quite a few people have posted on here now, and a look at the site statistics suggests that quite a few people have been looking here without posting. … Continue reading

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Wish you were here

I’m at Whitby world music festival with Mr L-S this weekend, and going to Devon with my family tomorrow so will only be online by mobile phone (ie not much). I’ll be delighted if you just get on without me. … Continue reading

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“Shyness is nice, and

shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you’d like to.” I’ve often wondered why, in that lyric from The Smiths‘ song ‘Ask’, Morrissey chose to use the conjunction ‘and’ rather than ‘but’. What do you think? … Continue reading

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Technolang

Language students know, or will do, the significance of the impact of technology on language use. Is there anything about this post that might be influenced by the fact that I am keying it into my mobile phone while lying … Continue reading

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Here we go, here we go, here we go …

I did promise you an online presence for advice, resources and discussion relating to your GCSE English courses, and here it is. Obviously there’s not a lot here yet, other than this post, but together I hope we can make … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Some of you will recognise the subject line of this post as a discourse marker, conventionally used to signal the opening of an oral narrative. So when you read it, were you expecting an oral narrative to follow? Presumably not. … Continue reading

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