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From KUAR in Little Rock, I'm PM and this is YTT...now in our 17th year on the air and still the only program on radio today, dedicated to the preservation of comparative generational thought. Let me welcome you to the crossroads of history. Our topic today is Grammar...we all use grammar everyday in spoken as well as written form....some...pretty good....others...not so much.

My guests are Professor Bill Thompson....Dr. Jeremy Scott Ecke ...and Emily Junkans.

I must confess that this topic scares me! I don't know about those of you listening this evening, but for me...I often find myself wondering if I have used the correct grammar as I speak...and especially in my writing. But...I think its time to face my fears...so let's jump in. My guests are...from the younger generation Emily Junkans she is a freshman Donaghey Scholar at UA Little Rock. She is pursuing a Spanish major and is taking Dr. Ecke's Grammar, Morphology and Syntax class this semester to begin a linguistics minor. Her dream is to one day work in computational linguistics, and her extracurricular interests include reading classic literature, practicing Spanish and creating art with any medium, especially with paint and through Youtube videos.


From the middle generation perspective... Dr. Jeremy Scott Ecke Dr. Ecke is an Assistant Professor of English at UA Little Rock. He is the director of the linguistics program and regularly teaches courses on grammar, the history of the English language, and early English literature. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in English with a linguistic emphasis, and his current work focuses on generative metrics and the use of digital technologies in the teaching and assessment of language leaning.




And from the older generation and joining us from Western Illinois University.....Professor Bill Thompson He is an Arkansas native--and not infrequent visitor--who grew up in North Little Rock, attended Catholic High and McCain Mall, then wandered to Fordham University, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana State University, where he collected a number of advanced degrees, each of which was a delight to obtain though making him progressively unemployable outside the Education Industrial Complex, where he wisely remained and now happily resides as a faculty member in both the Library and English Department of Western Illinois University, where he also serves as president of the faculty and academic staff union. When he is not looking at spreadsheets, or rousing the workers to revolt he can be found reading about thermodynamics or taking photographs, which is really another way of reading about thermodynamics. He is often accompanied by an all too boisterous pit-bull by name of Roxy.