Reduplication is a widespread linguistic process in which a part or an exact copy of a word is repeated, often for morphological or syntactic reasons (but not always).
We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is one of them.
Writers have long run their own small presses in order to publish voices that might otherwise stay silent.
Bob Dylan was been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR.
Happy 50th birthday to novelist, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. Learn about “one of the major lyric voices of our time" through his work.
Etymology is a funny thing. Even if you're not a word nerd, you might have wondered why so many English idioms we use are Just. So. Weird.
An essay from poet Dorothea Lasky on poetry, ghosts, and the shared imagination.
The critically acclaimed novelist Gloria Naylor has died at age 66.
Ten years after her death, the writing of Octavia E. Butler has a persistent influence—one that spans well outside of the science fiction genre.