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TED Talker on "What Makes a Word Real?"; English Professor at the University of Michigan

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Anne Curzan is a collector of slang words, a dissector of colloquialisms and a charter of language evolution. To put it most simply, she is a Professor of English at the University of Michigan who studies how the English language works and how it has changed over time. As she puts it in her talk, “The English language is rich, vibrant and filled with the creativity of the people who speak it.”

In addition to sitting on the usage panel for American Heritage dictionary since 2005, Curzan is also an author—her latest book is called "Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History." She also co-hosts the show “That’s What They Say” on Michigan Radio, all about language and grammar, and writes regularly for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s language blog, Lingua Franca.

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Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History

Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History

How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (3rd Edition)

How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (3rd Edition)

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Anne Curzan

TED Talker on "What Makes a Word Real?"; English Professor at the University of Michigan

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Anne Curzan Biography

Anne Curzan is a collector of slang words, a dissector of colloquialisms and a charter of language evolution. To put it most simply, she is a Professor of English at the University of Michigan who studies how the English language works and how it has changed over time. As she puts it in her talk, “The English language is rich, vibrant and filled with the creativity of the people who speak it.”

In addition to sitting on the usage panel for American Heritage dictionary since 2005, Curzan is also an author—her latest book is called "Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History." She also co-hosts the show “That’s What They Say” on Michigan Radio, all about language and grammar, and writes regularly for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s language blog, Lingua Franca.

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  • Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?
    One could argue that slang words like 'hangry,' 'defriend' and 'adorkable' fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't...

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  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

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Anne Curzan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Anne Curzan for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Anne Curzan generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malcolm London, Vic Strecher, Ph.D. MSP, Peter Sims, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Scott Shellstrom. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anne Curzan for an upcoming event.

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  • Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?
    One could argue that slang words like 'hangry,' 'defriend' and 'adorkable' fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually...

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