Tuesday, June 10, 2008

like, uh, like

If you are stunned by the frequency with which the newest generation of law students uses the word "like" in their spoken language, you might appreciate an article entitled Like: The Discourse Particle and Semantics, 19 Journal of Semantics 35-71 (2002), by Muffy Siegel, an English professor at Temple University.  Legal professionals who also happen to be parents of teenagers might find solace there, too.

hat tips: 
Patrick Wiseman, GSU College of Law
Diane Edelman, Villanova University School of Law

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2008/06/like.html

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