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Don’t miss the second Point/Counterpoint event, with former president and publisher of Merriam-Webster John Morse on the changing nature of our language. One of the remaining threads binding Americans to each other and to their past is the English language. But even that is contested. How did English become American? To what extent is it truly national? What role does the Merriam-Webster Dictionary play in safekeeping American English? Are dictionaries instruments of power? 

Events sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Restless Books

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Ilan Stavans
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