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Arrogance of Expertise

April 19, 2013


In dealing with communication, teaching, and just about any type of information sharing, I think about the idea of the “arrogance of expertise” to frame how we communicate what we know to others that may not be as familiar with the subject and process we are talking about. We all develop some of sort of […]


April 17, 2013


  If you have not tuned in, NPR has a new neat blog with a focus on code-switching: a linguistics term for “switching between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation.” To that is added cultural code-switching, not just the language of words, but the cultural norms and […]