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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Thursday, March 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
English and How it Got This Way: A Brief History

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English presents unique challenges for the copy editor looking for clarity and Truth. Is it really "sneaked" or "snuck"? How did "impact" slip from noun to verb? Who is responsible for the horror that is "irregardless"? Is it too late to turn this ship around? Join Kory Stamper as she takes you on a quick trip through the history and development of English, and helps you gain a greater appreciation for our crazy, wonderful language.

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Kory Stamper

Associate editor, Merriam-Webster
Kory L. Stamper joined Merriam-Webster as an editor and lexicographer in 1998, and has defined and edited entries for a number of dictionaries and thesauri, including Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the new Merriam-Webster Unabridged. In addition to defining, she writes on etymology and usage at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com, and writes for and appears in the Ask the Editor video series at Merriam-Webster.com. Her articles on... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom 3

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