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I collect language. The way it’s used by real people in real situations. This blog is a celebration and a showcase of interesting things that people do with language. Intrinsic and essential is the idea that no piece of language is any better or any worse than any other.

More technically, I am a sociolinguist. That means I study how language is used socially and why and what this means on a larger scale. But that’s not what this blog is about.

I’m also a mom and so I am especially interested in collecting language as it’s so expertly and exquisitely used by children experiencing it for the first time.

I also run CleverBean, a webstore that sells interesting and innovative eco-friendly products.

Thanks for visiting.

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