The aim of this blog is to serve as a meeting point to those who study or have studied English philology and, more broadly, to all those who love literature and language.

16 Dec 2010


Google reminds us today of Jane Austen's 235th birthday. A curious number to celebrate but nevertheless a good pretext to post this short entry.

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 5

10 Dec 2010


Evolving English is an exhibition on the English language (history, accents, influences, evolution...) open from 12th November 2010 to 3rd April 2011 at the British Library in London. Its website includes pictures and descriptions of some exhibits, a blog with additional information, and a quiz that can be useful for recalling some issues studied in Historia de la lengua inglesa, for testing our intuition regarding English etymology, or just for fun.