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The Future of the Dictionary

170px-Wiktionary-logo-en.pngCorinne Kirchner says lexicographers are remarkably welcoming to internet-spawned language and are beginning to study such online sources as the Wiktionary and the Urban Dictionary.

Kirchner came to McGill University this week for a meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America.

Language, grammar, and syntax are all changing quickly and continuously, and Corinne Kirchner says that's exciting. Her field is the Sociology of Language at Columbia University. 

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