Explorations of Style is going on a summer hiatus. I’ll be back in the middle of August, after a family vacation and a summer research institute. While I’m away, I’m going to experiment with reprinting some older posts. Many of you are recent followers of the blog and may not have seen the earlier posts. I’m going to resist the almost-irresistible temptation to update those posts, but I welcome, as always, your comments about what needs more clarity. When I return from the summer institute, I’m beginning a sabbatical, which will give me some time to devote to all the half-written posts I’ve accumulated over the course of the year. I also plan to create some sort of annotated table of contents to help new readers find what they need in the archives; if you have any thoughts about how to make any aspect of the blog easier to use, please let me know.
I wish you all a happy and productive summer of writing!
Recent links from @explorstyle on Twitter
From Geoffrey Pullum in Lingua Franca, the tension between editorial practices and academic approaches to usage.
From the New APPS blog, strategies for productive writing for early career researchers.
Lots to think about here, but at what point does banning laptops become like banning pen and paper for some students?
From @RohanMaitzen, thoughtful comments on the relationship between blogging and academic publishing.
From Claire Goldstene, an interesting long read on the politics of contingent academic labour.
From the CAUT Bulletin, a reminder about the vital importance of childcare at conferences.