[lg policy] A portrait of the selfie

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Mon Nov 25 00:08:36 UTC 2013

There's a new post on the Web of Language:

A portrait of the selfie:

Oxford Dictionaries has picked selfie as its 2013 Word of the Year (WOTY). Announcing your word of the year in mid-November guarantees a lot of attention from journalists and late-night TV comics, but it also suggests that not much is going to happen, linguistically, in the six weeks that remain in 2013. The Web of Language<http://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/86413?displayType=month&displayMonth=201212> won’t make its annual WOTY pick until mid-December, and the American Dialect Society<http://www.americandialect.org/woty> makes its announcement in early January. Nevertheless, judging from the attention it has gotten, selfie seems a good choice.

Read the whole post at the Web of Language: http://bit.ly/weblan

Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
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