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The blurry line between linguistic pet peeves and prejudice

Lingua Franca is a blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education┬áthat I enjoy reading especially for Anne Curzan‘s and Geoffrey Pullum‘s excellent posts, but all of the contributors write about language, and so I’m a regular reader. Today, there was

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On table manners and spelling errors: How we use grammar to discriminate

Recently, I’ve come across a number of articles by self-proclaimed language experts trying to sell business leaders on the idea that being aware of their current and potential employees’ grammar and spelling is important. ┬áThis article calls written language problems

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