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Are You "Bad At Grammar"? Think Again

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We all communicate in our daily lives, but how do languages actually work?

This hour, we talk with linguist Nicole Holliday about the science behind language. We learn about the socio-linguistic cues that we all rely on everyday.

And we talk about how much of what we learned about “good grammar” is actually wrong.

Are you a stickler for grammar? If so, have you thought about why?

GUESTS:

  • Nicole Holliday - Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University Pennsylvania

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Read a transcript of this program here.

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