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L is for Logic and Language #atozchallenge

L is for Logic and Language #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter L, I’m exploring the interplay between logic and language in Carroll’s works. Throughout her adventures, Alice encounters a number of characters and situations that defy logic and make her question the rules she had previously learned. Carroll uses wordplay and a number of creative language devices to show the illogical nature of the characters, but also to make us think about semantics […]


Discussion: What is the most important aspect of writing that you would want to be preserved from one language to another?

Discussion: What is the most important aspect of writing that you would want to be preserved from one language to another?

Have you ever read a book that was translated from another language? If you’ve read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Anna Karenina, Battle Royale, Inkheart or any of these popular books, then the answer is yes. Many of us will have come across a translated novel at some point in our lives, especially during high school English class, as many of these works are considered ‘classics’. Some of the best books ever written were first published in a language other than English. After discovering Smartling, a company that translates websites into many other languages, I got to thinking about how the […]


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Posted 27th March 2015 in: BOOKS. Tagged: ,

G is for Glossary

G is for Glossary

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘G’, I’ve decided to write a Glossary of some popular British words and phrases (an A-Z within an A-Z! So meta!) This list is not comprehensive but includes the words I think most relevant. If you notice any mistakes […]