Monthly Archives: June 2013

Epicene Third Person Singular Pronouns a guest post by Rio J. Picollo

Epicene Third Person Singular Pronouns by Rio J. Picollo Rio Picollo is an English major at Southern Oregon University. She enjoys reading, juggling, and worrying about future career prospects. Over the last few decades, a reform movement has been underway … Continue reading

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Diane L. Goeres-Gardner on Inside Oregon State Hospital: A History of Tragedy and Triumph

Earlier this year, Literary Ashland interviewed Diane L. Goeres-Gardner. Her book Inside Oregon State Hospital: A History of Tragedy and Triumph has recently been published by The History Press. Diane Goeres-Gardner is a fifth-generation Oregonian, with roots in Tillamook County … Continue reading

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MY YEAR OF NEW WORDS, Part 10: PHONEMES

If you’ve ever played Scrabble or Boggle or Worded with Friends, you know there are some letters that you just can’t do much with because they don’t fit together well. This has to do with the sound shape of English … Continue reading

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My Year of New words, Part 9: TYPOS

One of the types of word formation that doesn’t turn up much in textbooks—but which has been enormously helpful to be—is the typo. Typing quickly I notice odd combinations of letters that sometimes suggest new words. Typing malapropism, for example, … Continue reading

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