Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages. I use word-power to clean between your gyri as language editor at Mental Floss.

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@arikaokrent — 7,967 followers, 1,986 tweets

Sep 18, 2017

@AdamCSchembri There are very few studies at all on accent. I'm hoping this will inspire some dissertations!

Sep 17, 2017

If you enjoyed that ASL accent video you saw on Facebook and want a more permanent place to visit it (with transcript), here it is!

Sep 13, 2017

Fowler (1908) on using "individual" to mean "person": "the kind of slang...which is highly popular until it suddenly turns disgusting"

Sep 08, 2017

@mwichary @mental_floss that's great! You didn't even have to include "crazy"

Sep 06, 2017

Just in time, finished my summer read. Model pop nonfiction, complex ambitious and non pandering. Thanks @wmarybeard !

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