A happy announcement

April 6, 2009

I’m very pleased to announce that Bantam, a Random House imprint, has bid successfully to publish my forthcoming book, provisionally entitled Talk This Way: The politics of language, with prospective publication in fall of 2010. The book is about identity, mythology and language. The things we tell ourselves about language are often not true, but these myths and stories play a big role in shaping our identity. Talk This Way will look into what we really mean when we talk about talking (and writing)–and what we’re really doing when we judge others for their mistakes, their accent, their dialect or their native language.