Lynne Murphy: The Prodigal Tongue

Apr 12, 2018

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

Lynne Murphy
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Lynne Murphy is an American linguist teaching in England. She's uniquely suited to explore the relationship and rivalry between English ... and English. In other words, she studies the prejudices and stereotypes and insecurities that shape our understanding of how English works in two different countries.

Murphy pens the award-winning blog "Separated by a Common Language." Her new book is called The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English.