NPR profile (was something else)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Dec 5 21:48:52 UTC 2006

On Dec 5, 2006, at 12:04 PM, Larry Horn wrote:

> At 12:37 PM -0600 12/5/06, Matthew Gordon wrote:
>> Actually the piece I heard was pretty fair. The author of the
>> book, Kitty
>> Burns Florey, explicitly notes the uselessness of diagramming
>> sentences for
>> improving writing and even for teaching basic grammar...
> I'd be happy to defend Kitty Burns Florey,...
> She strikes me as someone far too sensible to have
> presented sentence diagramming as a useful skill for writers, so I'm
> glad to see the specifics.

i posted on Language Log recently about a much longer interview with
her on KQED:


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