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UCSC linguist's exhaustive new volume debunks grammar myths

Photo of linguist Geoffrey PullumIf you've been living in fear of being cited by the grammar police for splitting infinitives, you can stop looking over your shoulder. Not only that, but you can stop by and thank UCSC linguist Geoffrey Pullum, who, with coauthor Rodney Huddleston, demolishes what he calls grammar myths in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. "We're going into the 21st century carrying grammar books from the 20th century that haven't shaken off grammar myths from the 19th century," said Pullum. (More)

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April 15-21, 2002
Vol. 6, No. 33

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