Category Archives: Media
With my business-writer hat on, I took a look at Britain’s big-bang legal reform (and its wider meaning) in this week’s Economist. With my word-nerd hat on, I chatted about language books with The Economist‘s literary editor. And finally, I … Continue reading
I’m very excited to be addressing the small topic "What is English?" at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan next Tuesday, November 9th. The event is near-full, but there are still some tickets available, so if you’re interested, get them … Continue reading
I had a great chat with Daniel Midgely of Australia’s "Talk The Talk", well timed for the Australian publication of You Are What You Speak. (It’s the 9/26/11 "Are you a grammar grouch?" edition).
A brief talk I gave to the Economist’s September conference on "Human Potential", looking at the myths and facts around the interplay of language and the mind.
I had a nice long interview with Cat Davies, of Kent and Cambridge Universities, on the ideas in You Are What You Speak, and what made me want to write the book. The interview is part of the the New … Continue reading
Yesterday NPR aired my "Three Books for the Grammar Lover in Your Life" piece during PM drive-time, thus subjecting the world to my version of "radio voice". For those looking for something a little more spontaneous, Dan Rodricks and I … Continue reading
Brad Parks: "When I began writing for newspapers, it vexed me that editors felt compelled to change phrases like ‘I am often annoyed by copy editors’ to ‘I often am annoyed by copy editors.’ Nor could I understand why simple … Continue reading
"If you like language, and aren’t a snob about it, you might want to read Robert Lane Greene’s new book. It’s titled ‘You Are What You Speak.’ I read it last month and get reminded of it every day by … Continue reading
Some minor technical problems notwithstanding, I had a great conversation yesterday with Joseph Cooper of South Florida’s WLRN on the "Topical Currents" program. Seems like Mr. Cooper gave the book a close read: I got rare but welcome questions on Nicaraguan … Continue reading