Language

Language is one of my obsessions. I speak English and Spanish very well, and Italian acceptably. I teach and write about English professionally. And I’m learning all the time. I enjoy the richness and expressiveness of different languages, so if you’re one of those people who thinks everybody should talk like a college textbook, you’re probably not going to enjoy much of this… Have fun!

Is spelling fascist?

Language Pro Tip: How to deal with extreme prescriptivists

Writing Pro Tip #1

David Foster Wallace Demolishing Descriptivism

Conversation in the Language School #1

Conversation in the Language School #2

Obscene conversations with ESL students

Frank McCourt Teaches ESL

My Demands for a More Politically Correct Society

Articles about Language in Spanish:

Friki vs Freaky (in which I explain the difference between “geeks” and sexually creative “freaks”)

Lo difícil que es hablar español (en mi otra página)

4 Fun Spanish Proverbs

4 More Fun Spanish Proverbs

Cómo ligar en inglés

Cómo ligar con guiris

Street English: Frases para ligar en inglés