The Ties That Bind Us  


A young man rushed into a Target store in Raleigh just before his job interview at Chick-Fil-A. He was searching for a clip-on-tie but, alas, the store only carried regular ties and he didn’t know how to tie one. Employee Dennis Roberts stopped what he was doing and showed the young man not only how to tie a proper tie, but also helped him practice his handshake and reviewed through interview questions. “As the kid exited the store, a bunch…

Interview With Author Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is a prominent linguist and author of children’s fiction. Donna Jo, who received her B.A. (in Mathematics) and PhD (in Romance Languages) from Harvard University, has taught linguistics at Georgetown University and is currently a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College. Donna Jo is known for her extensive work on behalf of the deaf community and was named the 2014 recipient of the Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award by the Linguistic Society of America. Anonymous Good…