Author Archives: Lauren Kelly

Get Outside: Heckrodt

This week, I decided to write about another local beauty: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha, Wis. Heckrodt is likely unfamiliar to many of you, but its uniqueness comes from being a “76-acre urban nature reserve with habitats including forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created prairie, open field and upland forest. Persisting despite the urbanization that continues to grow around it, the Reserve is home to numerous species of reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Migrating songbirds and waterfowl nest and feed in its protection” (Heckrodt’s website).

Sociolinguistics in Practice: Oxford Talk, Part Two

Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different setting each week without explaining any vocabulary used. I hope readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word that does

Get Outside: High Cliff

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Sociolinguistics in Practice: Oxford Talk

Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different environment each week without explaining any vocabulary used. My hope is that readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word

Get Outside: Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Park is a recent favorite of mine! It is located in Northwest Indiana along the southern lakeshore of Lake Michigan. It’s unique because of its many sand dunes and proximity to industrial areas like Chicago; Gary, Indiana; and Michigan City, Indiana. It has had a long, complicated history, but it only just

Get Outside: The Thames

Out of all the things I miss about my time living in the south of England, I probably miss the Thames (pronounced “Tem-s”) the most. According to its tourism website, the River Thames stretches for 210 miles from the Cotswolds, through Oxford and London, and out to the North Sea. In Oxford, it is sometimes

Sociolinguistics in Practice: Paper mill talk

Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different environment each week without explaining any vocabulary used. My hope is that readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word

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