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March 2017: Language and it’s problems
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January 2017: Discourse markers are, like, important
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October 2016: A Michigan Professor Weighs In On How Texting Is Changing The Way We Communicate
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August 2016: How We Talk About Hillary Clinton Matters to Everyone
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August 2016: How the Rapid Evolution of Words Affects Us with Language Historian Anne Curzan
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April 2016: Do you go by he/him, she/her or they, ze, hir? Pronouns are evolving
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February 2016: Should dictionaries do more to confront sexism?
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February 2016: The linguistic sex appeal of the unicorn
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January 2016: She? Ze? They? What’s in a gender pronoun
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January 2016: They say “They” is the 2015 Word of the Year
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December 2015: Let’s Abolish the Word ‘Super’
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October 2015: Alumni Spotlight: Anne Curzan
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September 2015: A few minutes with…a linguist who loves to LOL
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August 2015: Possessive ‘s’ not just a Michigan-ism, says Anne Curzan in podcast
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July 2015: Why Do We Call Them the ‘Dog Days’ of Summer?
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June 2015: Stateside for Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (the history of capitalization)
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May 2015: How generations of women powerfully reinvented the word “broad”
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February 2015: Lexicon Valley – Sex Workers (history and etymology of feminine suffixes)
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January 2015: Marketplace Tech (emojis in the Ross Ulbricht Silk Road Trial)
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January 2015: From ‘mankind’ to ‘mansplain,’ the descent of ‘man’
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January 2015: The word of the year is more of a movement
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March 2014: ‘Yooper’ recognized as an official word by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
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January 2014: Will We Use Commas in the Future?
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May 2013: Are Apostrophes Necessary?
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May 2012: For He/She’s a Jolly Bad Pronoun
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May 2012: How English Lost Its Gender
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