National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has […]

Nell’ambito delle giornate di Repubblica delle Idee a Napoli (5-8 giugno) Alessandro Baricco ha letto e commentato alcune pagine dalla nuova traduzione di Matteo Colombo del Giovane Holden di Salinger. Dice Baricco: “Scrivere nella lingua del presente un pezzo di passato che non vogliamo perdere: il lavoro è stato fatto dalla casa editrice Einaudi e […]