The Comma Queen is back

Mary Norris, copy-editor and author of the usage guide Between you & me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, shares her knowledge on language use in a series of videos on The New Yorker.   Now in season two, the Comma Queen series discusses various usage problems as well as matters of punctuation in a straightforward, yet witty manner. Whether she physically attempts to split an infinitive or shares her insights into the editing process at The New Yorker, the videos are definitely worthwhile to watch. So go and click through them!

Here is her take on one of her pet peeves: massive.

About Carmen Ebner

Carmen Ebner is a sociolinguist who is currently working at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). In September 2017, she has obtained her PhD in Linguistics from Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) in the Netherlands, where she worked on a project on language attitudes and prescriptivism in British English. Carmen's research interests include all things sociolinguistics. In particular, she is interested in linguistic discrimination, attitude elicitation techniques, language variation and change, and historical sociolinguistics.
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2 Responses to The Comma Queen is back

  1. The book is actually Between You & Me, not Between You & I.

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