AI’s potential for translation makes science fiction gadgets an increasingly likely reality. But how did English become the dominant global language, and just what do we mean by “English”?
Why do some contractions work and others don’t?
Sure to come in handy this year, a primer on logical fallacies.
Place names tell us all sorts of interesting things about history and people. Also, what is the longest one word place name in the world?
The Curse of Knowledge is when we assume everyone else understands what we’re talking about, when they don’t. Good communication happens when we have the courage to make it simple.
Why are companies so effective at ruining slang?
We are off today and tomorrow for the US Independence Day holiday. Also included, a song that hews carefully to archaic rules about prepositions at the end of sentences.
Is there a “right” way to speak, or is language policing more revealing about the anxiety of the scolder than the expression of the speaker?
Will artificial intelligence fatally undermine the integrity of scholarly publishing? A formal debate from the annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
Digital transformation can revolutionize the world, turning it into an inclusive place for people with and without disabilities, with accessibility powered by artificial intelligence.
Why say OERs when Open Educational Resources is already plural? A guest post from librarian Emma Wood on the confounding inconsistencies of language.
The impact of the changes artificial intelligence will cause rests on how creative humans can be at harnessing novel technologies to the greatest benefit. The challenge, then, for publishers, is to ensure they are the creative adopters leading the charge, as opposed to being trampled by better customer experiences created by other technological disruptors.
What will the “grey goo” of AI generated text do to us? A scholar of writing and technology talks with us about AI and Large Language Models.
What does the decline of the English major mean for society at large, and university presses in particular?
Avi Staiman discusses the value that ChatGPT can bring to scholarly communication, particularly leveling the playing field for English as an Additional Language authors.