Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Word(s) of the Year 2015 (Lingua Franca)

“This weekend I was in Washington, D.C.,  where I was attending the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society. On Friday night, we voted on the words of the year for 2015. There were more than 300 people in the room.

As I have done for the past couple of years, I wanted to provide the results on the winners in multiple categories as well as highlights from our discussions of various words.”

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