Anne Curzan Talks Grammar and the Flexibility of Language

Anne Curzan, an English Professor at the University of Michigan, explains how grammar rules are not fixed in the English language. Language is constantly evolving and we should think of the dictionary as a field guide rather than the authority on language. So we can all stop correcting each other and just appreciate our different ways of speaking because when we criticize someone for their language we also criticize part of their community.

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