Gretchen McCulloch with Kieran Snyder & Paul Constant
Gretchen McCulloch’s Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language (Riverhead) has been off to the races since its publication earlier this summer. A lot is happening for and with this book. Kieran Snyder, CEO of Seattle’s Textio joins author Gretchen McCulloch for this discussion, to be moderated by Paul Constant of the Seattle Review of Books.
“Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix. She explains the hows and the whys of the ways we talk online with the deepest empathy, understanding, and compassion.” —Jonny Sun.
“[An] effervescent study of how the digital world is transfiguring English. . . . [McCulloch’s] almost political thesis—the more voices, the better—rebukes both the élitism of traditional grammar snobs and the cliquishness of, say, Tumblr. It’s a vision of language as one way to make room for one another.” —The New Yorker.
Co-presented by Textio and Elliott Bay Book Company.