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Sandeep Prasanna


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My Duke dictionary

The sweet, humid smell of spring at Duke often reminds me of a day about four years ago, when I moved into Gilbert-Addoms Dormitory on East Campus. I remember it in flashes: Beautiful campus. Sweat...


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Work and play hard

Slam poet Mayda Del Valle minced no words when she took Reynolds Auditorium by storm last week: “And I’m speaking in tongues / blending proper with street talk / everyday meets academic /...


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Frenemy, pls refudiate haters

With 2010 behind us, I had fun over break looking at different dictionaries’ and publications’ lists of “the new words of 2010.” Sociolinguistic commentators always have a field day around every...


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Drinking in language

My friends and I were on the C-1 bus a few weekends ago, leaving an off-East Campus house to get to West and catch the Robertson bus to Chapel Hill. I had just turned 21, and I was looking forward...


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Translating the world

Becoming multilingual is difficult, I think, not only because of the time involved in learning a second or third language, but also because a language is the repository of a culture.

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