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Essayists Reflect on Studies of Language and Life

Tom Miller, editor of How I Learned English, discusses his collection of essays from prominent Latino Americans about how they mastered the quirks of the English language. Congressman Jose Serrano reveals his method of choice: singing along with Frank Sinatra.

Guests:

Tom Miller, editor of How I Learned English

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), Congressman from New York; his essay "Learning English by the Sinatra Method" appears in How I Learned English

Ilan Stavans, author of On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language; his essay "Amerika, America" appears in How I Learned English

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