First, The battle for the English language: Why are books about English grammar and correct usage so popular?, on descriptivism and prescriptivism. Second, on a different note, The sound of difference: Why we find some languages more beautiful than others.
(h/t: Arts & Letters Daily)
Sasha Volokh lives in Atlanta with his wife and three kids, and is an associate professor at Emory Law School. He has written numerous articles and commentaries on law and economics, privatization, antitrust, prisons, constitutional law, regulation, torts, and legal history.