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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity: Robert Lane Greene: 9780553807875: Amazon.com: Books

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.

ozma of odds: ...the spell of the sea Try to ignore the "it's" that should be "its" - grammar grouch

FiveBooks Interviews > Robert Lane Greene on Language and the Mind - The Economist correspondent and author discusses "grammar grouches", linguistic evolution, and why the world looks different in other languages