language http://wamc.org en Classical Music According to Yehuda #112 http://wamc.org/post/classical-music-according-yehuda-112 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss Bartok and music as language.</p><p>Celebrating “White Nights” of the Russian tradition, pianist Vassily Primakov and Yehuda will present a program of Russian masters Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, in the inaugural concert of <a href="http://www.cewm.org">Close Encounters With Music</a> at the <a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">Clark</a> Sunday, July 14 at 3 PM.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 69059 at http://wamc.org Classical Music According to Yehuda #112 Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition http://wamc.org/post/lets-bring-back-lost-language-edition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the past, expressions like "horsefeathers," "blinkers," and "coxy-loxy" were all the go around towin, but they have since largely disappeared from the English lexicon in favor more pedestrian modern expressions.</p><p><a href="http://www.lesleymmblume.com/">Lesley Blume</a> is looking to bring such language back – we speak with her about her efforts.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68876 at http://wamc.org Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition 4/26/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/42613-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This morning's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, David Guistina, and Joe Donahue.</p><p>In this abbreviated panel we're asking listeners to call in with their language pet peeves.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63179 at http://wamc.org "The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language" by Natalie Goldberg http://wamc.org/post/true-secret-writing-connecting-life-language-natalie-goldberg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Natalie Goldberg, teacher and author of <em>Writing Down the Bones</em>, joins us to talk about her new book: <em>The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language</em>.</p><p>She offers writing guidance learned from years of teaching and practice in the second part of the hour.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60638 at http://wamc.org "The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language" by Natalie Goldberg The Book Show #1284 - Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1284-tracy-kidder-and-richard-todd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 1973 in the offices of <em>The Atlantic Monthly</em> in Boston, a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor that encouraged him.</p><p>After much success they have written the new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069750/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400069750&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400069750" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, which explores three major non-fiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58586 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1284 - Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd "Iffy" coined by FDR and more "Words from the White House" http://wamc.org/post/iffy-coined-fdr-and-more-words-white-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The founding fathers felt that coining words and creating new uses for old ones was part of their role in creating a new American culture and language, distinct from the prescriptive King's English.</p><p>Ever since, American presidents have enriched our vocabulary with words, phrases, and concepts that we have since put to general use. Acclaimed lexicographer Paul Dickson has compiled the first collection of new words and lexical curiosities originating on Pennsylvania Avenue.</p><p>His new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802743803/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0802743803">Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0802743803" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56040 at http://wamc.org "Iffy" coined by FDR and more "Words from the White House" Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing by Constance Hale http://wamc.org/post/vex-hex-smash-smooch-let-verbs-power-your-writing-constance-hale <p>Writers know it instinctively: Verbs make a sentence zing. Grammar gurus agree: Drama in writing emerges from the interplay of a subject (noun) and a predicate (verb).</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 50125 at http://wamc.org Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing by Constance Hale Slang: The People's Poetry http://wamc.org/post/slang-peoples-poetry <p>Michael Adams teaches English language and literature at Indiana University. He is the author of <em>Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon</em> and editor of <em>From Elvish to Klingon</em>. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47500 at http://wamc.org Slang: The People's Poetry