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182. A Creative Conversation between Michael Erard and Dennis E. Baron

Thursday, 3 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Republic Ballroom, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Rosemary G. Feal, MLA

Speakers: Dennis E. Baron, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Michael Erard, South Portland, ME

Session Description:

Trained as a linguist, Michael Erard writes for publications such as Science, the New York Times, and Wired about language study and use, and culture and technology. His recent book, Babel No More, examines hyperpolyglots. Dennis Baron’s research focuses on language legislation and linguistic rights, language standards, and technologies of communication. His latest work, A Better Pencil, studies how computers have influenced reading and writing practices.

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