Praise for Founding Grammars:

"Founding Grammars is a fanfare for the common word, a welcome reminder that American English is a language of the people, by the people, and for the people."
–Patricia T. O'Conner, author of Woe Is I and coauthor of Origins of the Specious

"Chronicles [the] word wars in wonderful, wonkish detail."
– Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, July 31, 2015

"Delightful book."
–John McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun, Nov. 10, 2015

"Lively and revealing discussion of a battle that seems likely to continue as long as English is spoken."
Kirkus Reviews, Jan. 19, 2015

"[Shows] that grammar-pusses have been with us for centuries now while English has kept on keeping on."
–John McWhorter, author of Power of Babel, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, and What Language Is