Time, “9 Great Things to Read in (Roughly) 9 Minutes”

March 19, 2014

Katy Steinmetz, “9 Great Things to Read in (Roughly) 9 Minutes” (Time, Mar. 19, 2014)

“It’s important, especially for students, to know that vocabulary is something that is living, that is constantly all around them, that literacy doesn’t consist of a particular canon of books,” says Ben Zimmer, executive producer of Vocabulary.com, which debuted an addictive word-learning app for iPhones this week. “You can take any text, whether it’s a movie script or the lyrics of a song, and pull out the vocab words.”

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