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Our columnist Orin Hargraves checks out these three sites to learn more about language:

The American Dialect Society Email List (subscribe here) is not for the faint of heart -- it's high volume. But if you want to be in on the banter of many prominent observers of contemporary usage, it's the place to be. If you read regularly you'll get a feel for who has something interesting to say, and who just witters on about any old thing.

Language Log has numerous posters, many of them professional linguists. Again, if you read this regularly you'll get a pretty good feel for whose observations interest you.

A some-time contributor to Language Lounge is Geoffrey Nunberg. You've probably heard his commentaries about language on the NPR program "Fresh Air." If you've missed any of them, they always make a good read on his website . He's also got a great bunch of links to other language-related blogs.

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