Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Spin on Vernacular, Part Two

In my last post, I discussed the unfortunate description of “vernacular spin” by writer and comedian Neal Brennan, and how it related to the use of African American Vernacular English (AAVE). What does this have to do with Richard Sherman? … Continue reading

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A Spin on Vernacular

It’s rare when a media event overlaps with my scholarly work, but TWO events overlapping with it is practically unheard of. However, this past week, such a confluence happened. First, Neal Brennan, co-creator of Chapelle’s Show, gave an interview to … Continue reading

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Is the MOOC Era Finally Dead?

I’ve posted about my dislike, distrust, and general hatred of the Massively Open Online Course format before (see here and here), but it seems the once-beloved MOOC has now fallen somewhat out of favor. An article in the December 10 … Continue reading

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