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What’s In A Word? Navigating Language And Grammar

We welcome your questions, comments and examples of the ever-changing world of the English language.

Do you find yourself stymied by new slang or maybe even a word that doesn’t mean what you think it used to mean?

Well, welcome to the ever-changing world of the English language! What about punctuation and grammar — are you a stickler for the rules, or are you more flexible?

In the audio above, we speak with Rice University linguistics professor Nancy Niedzielski about the evolution of language and other issues related to grammar and communication. And we welcome your questions, comments and examples of language and grammar pet peeves.

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