The English language ain’t that bad

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September 27, 2011
In These Times
by Jane Miller  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The quarterly journal I edit recently published a pair of scholarly articles on how English has changed over the centuries and how teachers might make use of these changes. My editorial for that issue of Changing English declared that 'the English language has a long history' and 'has thrived on change and has resisted the fixed, the conventional and the anodyne with a wonderfully sturdy capacity to renew itself.' ... But, in truth, I’m squeamish when it comes to some recent novelties." (09/27/11)  

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