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Resources: Ambiguous English Pronouns and Prescribed Reading

Many prescriptivists fear that the use of singular they  (as in, “A student should take their time when considering prescriptive rules.”) is incredibly problematic.  They are dissatisfied with the lack of plural agreement, though evidence suggests that the traditionally prescribed … Continue reading

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Language News: Ignite Pittsburgh

Dr. Scott Kiesling is a sociolinguist at the University of Pittsburgh.  Recently, he ignited the stage as part of a speaker series called Ignite Pittsburgh, a TED like program designed to spark ideas among its audience members through short, but … Continue reading

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