Saturday, July 22, 2006

Grammarians a dying breed?

I hope not. I intend to do my best to remedy it among my own students, if I can help it.

Academics KO Grammar Again
The academic left has painted itself into a peculiar corner. They urge the rejection of traditional grammar as chauvinistic, or, more frequently, "hegemonic." Unfortunately for them, they eventually have to read papers by students who have previously been taught by teachers who also share this outlook.

'Tis a shame. The dismissal of traditional absolutes by the "no rules" liberals (and the subsequent replacement of them by their own absolutes) has been a disastrous experiment. Let's end it.

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