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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Diagramming and parsing are the best way of learning the structure of language. After 50 years I still remember these skills.

"It's a fairly simple idea," says Kitty Burns Florey, the author of Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences. "I like to call it a picture of language. It really does draw a picture of what language looks like."
More: NPR


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