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It’s NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY!

It’s NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY!

Today is National Grammar Day! Celebrate by checking out Robert Lane Greene’s book YOU ARE WHAT YOU SPEAK: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity.

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU SPEAK Excerpt: New York English

YOU ARE WHAT YOU SPEAK Excerpt: New York English

An excerpt from Robert Lane Greene’s upcoming You Are What You Speak is currently available on Scribd.com. This excerpt is all about New Yorkers and their unique usage of the English language. Read it now!

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Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the cloak of authority to control the way people use words. Now this sensational new book strikes back to defend the fascinating, real-life diversity of this most basic human faculty.

As this fascinating book shows, everything we’ve been taught to think about language may not be wrong—but it is often about something more than language alone. You Are What You Speak will certainly get people talking.

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