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The American Dialect Word of the Year for 2014

On this Martin Luther King Day, let's consider the 2014 Word of the Year from the American Dialect Society.

Other groups around the world offer up their Word of the Year choices. This one comes from the nation's top grammarians, language enthusiasts and linguists, including our guest today, Sonja Laneheart.

Laneheart is a professor of linguistics at the University of Texas-San Antonio. She did her masters and PhD at the University of Michigan.

What was the American Dialect Word of the Year for 2014?

Hear Sonja Laneheart's answer and our conversation with her below.