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How Not to Teach Grammar

When people with opinions and a platform rant about bad grammar, they're not helping, write two English professors.
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On Hyphens and Racial Indicators

The AP dropped hyphens from expressions of heritage such as "Asian American." Some scholars are asking, with or without hyphens, aren't we all "American"?

In Which We Get to the Bottom of Some Crazy-Ass Language

Strong language has a unique place in linguistics. 

Dear Pedants: Your Fave Grammar Rule is Probably Fake

What constitutes ‘correct’ grammar in English seems to have a cyclical life, aided and abetted by new generations of enthusiastic grammarians.