IWSG: Meet Professor Curzan

InsecureWritersSupportGroupToday’s post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a blog hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. It’s a way for insecure writers like myself give each other advice and encouragement. Click here to see a full list of participating blogs.

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A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I have been studying linguistic science as a way to improve my writing. Linguistic science is the study of language not as we think it ought to be (that’s the job of grammarians) but the way it actually is. For today’s IWSG post, I thought I’d introduce everyone to one of my favorite teachers of linguistics, Professor Anne Curzan.

Now I don’t want to hold you up on IWSG day with a 17-minute video. We all have a lot of reading and commenting to do today, so feel free to move on and come back to this later. But I promise you what Professor Curzan has to say is worth hearing, and I encourage you to look for her other lecture videos elsewhere online.

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