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New Window on Authentic American English
Just like scientists in any other profession, linguists must observe, record, and analyze data from research in the field. But where or what exactly is "the field" for a linguist? BYU professor Mark Davies has recently published the largest body of American English as it occurs in newspapers, magazines, novels, and even talk shows. You could say he's compiled a behavioral study of language in its natural environment. His continuing study sheds some light on the language we use every day. For more information, visit his website at—Original airdate: 5/7/2008

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