Now that the last-ditch effort to get a reasoned discussion going has failed the “establishing relationships” listserv graciously set up by Wes I will put all my efforts into my blog. I am starting with several projects I’ve been meaning to get to for several years: putting up great quotes re language and language teaching.
In addition, I want to put in an intellectual history of myself. I have grown very impatient with people who deliberately misunderstand, like when I say we should be teaching our students standard English and people write in to say I am advocating teaching non-standard English. Here, intellectual history is not me claiming to be an intellectual but rather saying anyone reading my opinions on matters and trying to understand why I pick some authors to quote and not others might want to know the antecedents to my thinking.