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Charlotte Talks

Language in an Electronic Age


Language in an Electronic Age Strunk and White's hugely popular grammar book The Elements of Style turns 50 this year. Since then, the English language has been influenced by the advent of rock and roll, rap, mass communication and now social media. We'll look at some of the most recent changes in the way we communicate with each other. GuestsCynthia Lewis - Professor of English, Davidson College Pam Kelley - Staff Reporter, Charlotte Observer Ben Zimmer - Executive Director, Visual Thesaurus Read the post-show online chat with our guests.