Deathly Hallows

Well, I’ve just (finally!) finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I enjoyed it. I think I still prefer Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, though, as this latest one dragged a lot, seemed pointless in places, and had a plot that, frankly, felt stitched together at times. You were transported from scene to scene…

Empty Versus Null

So I’ve been having a lot of fun this summer teaching Introduction to Linguistic Analysis. I admit I wish attendance was higher – but it’s the summer session, so what can you do? Those students who do come are by and large bright and inquisitive – they ask the right kinds of questions – and…