Sali Tagliamonte on the unruly nature of the English language.

In the English Language, Exceptions Are Also the Rules

In the English Language, Exceptions Are Also the Rules

A show about the mysteries of English.
June 29 2016 10:44 AM

Rules Are Made to Be Spoken

Sali Tagliamonte, author of Making Waves: The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics, talks about the underlying disorder of the English language.

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