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Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language Log

Geoffrey K. Pullum
Mark Liberman

Dewey Subject Codes: 400 Reference
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I don't like to read blogs off the net, it seems that you are just getting into the meat of things and you've reached the end of the entry, or, often the entry simply isn't worth taking the time to read it. On the other hand, taking a collection of the best entries from a blog and converting them into a book makes for very enjoyable reading.

Language Log consists of comments on the English language. Here is a collection of the best entries posted by two principle contributors, Mark Liberman and Geoff Pullum. Surprisingly they are not too dogmatic in their approach. English is a vibrant, working language being expanded by words that describe new things and by the addition of foreign words as more and more people speak English from around the world. Indeed it's becoming the lingua franca of the world (in spite of what the French think).

The entries range from the somewhat confusing to the very funny. Perhaps the best are where a consumate master of literature deliberately uses a grammatical error to make a point.

I don't see, however, any defense of the southern word ya'll. We need something for the second person plural, maybe I'll go make an entry.

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