Books by William Alexander
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
We've all been there...
What You Actually Said on Your First Day as a "French-Speaking" N.Y.C. Tour Guide : A hilarious piece (in which many of you will r...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Machine translation, continued
Just as I was wondering who my blog followers were, he contacted me. James Peduzzi, a student at Dulwich College, London, offered to imp...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Is Google Translate now "human"? (Or, fruit flies when you're having fun)
Much has been made of the new version of Google Translate that was quietly released in November. In my book, Flirting with French, I disc...
Monday, August 1, 2016
Flirting with . . . Russian?
You betcha! And I don't mean Donald Trump. Last year I was contacted by a student at Moscow State Linguistic University who was tran...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Flirting with French just $1.99 on Kindle! C'est fou!
Just in time for Bastille Day, the New York Times bestseller Flirting with French is only $1.99 (or about a hundred British pounds, the w...
Sunday, May 15, 2016
The Bonjour Effect
I just read a wonderful new book by the authors of 60 Million Frenchman Can't be Wrong , and The Story of French. Their new book is c...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"I started the day with a bit of vomit in my mouth," tweeted one Frenchman. Oh no, not another terrorist attack?! Worse - t...
Friday, January 1, 2016
Plus de films français pour l'hiver (More French films for winter)
Spring-in-December having ended here in the northeast, it's that time of year when I start hunkering down and watching movies. Last ye...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Le cadeau parfait pour Noël
Le cadeau parfait pour Noël? Fliring with French, bien sûr! Or one of my other books. If you don't happen to live near Shakespeare &a...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Hemingway must be rolling over in his grave
I just received the following note from a friend: In September we spent a week in Paris with four friends. I was showing them the s...
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