Phlegmatic Scholarship: Ahem! A Cross-Cultural Study of the Signifying Throat-Clear by Justa Little-Hörss, PhD—Reviewed by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt SpecGram Vol CLXVIII, No 1 Contents A Final Word on Fame, Formulæ, and Linguistics—Jonathan van der Meer and Lagâri Hasan Çelebi
Unrelenting Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
(because they aren’t actually true)

gathered at great personal risk of
psycholinguistic harm from actual student papers

by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

This 34th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-written papers, demonstrates once again how students new to the study of language speculate about grammar after having imperfectly absorbed what their teachers think they have taught them.

Test Question—Metaphor

Find two examples of metaphorical use of language in this (adapted) newspaper headline, and explain why each of them is metaphorical:

Airlines turn corner: leaving SARS gloom behind, carriers see a clear rise in travel.

Answers

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Phlegmatic Scholarship: Ahem! A Cross-Cultural Study of the Signifying Throat-Clear by Justa Little-Hörss, PhDReviewed by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
A Final Word on Fame, Formulæ, and LinguisticsJonathan van der Meer and Lagâri Hasan Çelebi
SpecGram Vol CLXVIII, No 1 Contents