Native Speaker Credibility

Native speaker credibility refers to the level of competence a student of language aspires to achieve whereby their grasp of the new language is as good as that of a native speaker. I struggle with the idea that I don’t belong anywhere. Despite English being my first language, I grew up in a foreign land.... Continue Reading →

Eel Day 2014

Dedicated to Louise Stephens, who sees the many things clearly and beautifully. Written on en route to Ealing Broadway: Eel jaws, eel legs Eel maw, eels shake Don't you wish to do the dance? Garden eels all in a trance Eels are good and eels are bad Eels in the hood - Don't make the... Continue Reading →

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