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    Interview with Lynne Murphy, author of “The Prodigal Tongue”

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    In today’s episode, I interview linguist, professor, blogger, and author Lynne Murphy about her book, The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English. We talk about topics such as the British media’s take on “Americanisms,” nonsensical prescriptivism, national attitudes toward language, and so much more.

    Lynne’s blog, Separated by a Common Language:
    https://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/

    To purchase The Prodigal Tongue:
    https://theprodigaltongue.com/