In both its spoken and written forms, the English language is constantly evolving. Grammar - the system and structure that underpin communications - and linguistics - the science of its study - can help us make sense of these shifts and changes. We talk with experts in each field about the quirks, foibles, understanding and glory of the written and spoken word.
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- Carys Mitchelmore Associate Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (Solomons, MD)
- Juliet Eilperin National Environmental Reporter, Washington Post
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