Introduction to Word Travels


Welcome to Word Travels! This is a new blog devoted to the beauty, power, resilience, adaptability, and fun of language. Written language, spoken language, styles of language, where language has been and where it might be going. Please share your language stories, your puzzles and puns, your questions and reflections on how language is used around you.

I’m writing this in American English, and English is the means of communicating on this blog, but we won’t be restricted to observations about just English, or even just natural languages. Programming languages for computers have their own grammars and vocabularies and are related to each other in interesting ways.

Of special interest to me is the explosion of communication taking place through the vast ocean of digital media. I want to explore some aspects of this in more detail in coming posts. Please feel free to add your thoughts, and drop by any time!

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