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Patrick T. Randolph is a creative and academic writing lecturer in ESL at Western Michigan University. He and his wife, Gamze, and daughter, Aylene, and genius cat, Mr. Gable, live in Kalamazoo, MI.

Popcorn Press has published two volumes of Patrick's poetry: "Father's Philosophy" and "Empty Shoes: Poems on the Hungry and the Homeless". Both have been on Amazon's Best Seller List. All proceeds from "Empty Shoes" go to help food banks and homeless shelters around the US. He recently coauthored a book on teaching idioms to ELLs, "Cat Got Your Tongue?: Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Learners Around the World," (TESOL Press, 2014).

Patrick has two graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Philosophy (2000) and Applied English Linguistics (2006).


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answered Word(s) describing the sound of wet snow flakes (slowly) falling on snow?
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comment Word(s) describing the sound of wet snow flakes (slowly) falling on snow?
What about a "hard-whispering-liquid laughter?"
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comment Looking for an Equivalent to the AWL for Academic Idioms
Excellent. I'll take a look at that for starters. Thanks!
Dec
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comment Looking for an Equivalent to the AWL for Academic Idioms
Recent research (Liu) showed professors using idioms about every 3-4 minutes in a lecture.
Dec
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comment Looking for an Equivalent to the AWL for Academic Idioms
And idioms are by NO means discouraged in academic use. Take a look at any article from neuroscience to linguistics and you will see many idioms within. Go to an American lecture at any university and you will see /hear them as well.
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comment Looking for an Equivalent to the AWL for Academic Idioms
"Yes," take advantage is an idiom. Although, some might refer to it as a multi-word phrase. But here's the catch, it appears in many "idiom" dictionaries and on many idiom sites. It does, however, fit the definition for a non-transparent idiom.
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revised 'before' or 'in front of'?
Changed the wording and caps.
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comment Looking for an Equivalent to the AWL for Academic Idioms
Even a partial list would be helpful. Cheers! Or if you know of someone who is in the midst of working on one.
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asked Looking for an Equivalent to the AWL for Academic Idioms
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revised Fastest way to learn new difficult words to widen vocabulary?
added 59 characters in body
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suggested approved edit on 'before' or 'in front of'?
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answered 'before' or 'in front of'?
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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revised What parents enjoy is playing/play?
Clarification
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comment What parents enjoy is playing/play?
I agree with the Mr. FF.
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comment What parents enjoy is playing/play?
That sentence is simply a bit awkward. Okay? Not necessarily "native-like" sounding.
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answered What parents enjoy is playing/play?
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suggested approved edit on What parents enjoy is playing/play?
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revised Fastest way to learn new difficult words to widen vocabulary?
Added link for reference & reworded