The Thought Occurs

Friday, 30 January 2015

Tenor & Field

Perhaps the difference between a professor and a bus driver is 
that the professor can say stupid things with complete authority 
while the bus driver is not authorised to make brilliant insights.
― Les Back, The Art of Listening

Friday, 16 January 2015

Exacting Through Torture

examine (v.) Look up examine at
c.1300, from Old French examiner "interrogate, question, torture," from Latin examinare "to test or try; consider, ponder," literally "to weigh," from examen "a means of weighing or testing," probably ultimately from exigere "weigh accurately" (see exact (adj.)). Related: Examinedexamining.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The Academic "Selfie"

Academic discourse analysts presenting snapshots of academic discourse…