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The Resource Bad language : are some words better than others?, Edwin L. Battistella

Bad language : are some words better than others?, Edwin L. Battistella

Label
Bad language : are some words better than others?
Title
Bad language
Title remainder
are some words better than others?
Statement of responsibility
Edwin L. Battistella
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Examining grammar and style, cursing, slang, political correctness, regional and ethnic dialects, and foreign accents and language mixing, Battistella discusses the strong feelings evoked by language variation, from objections to the pronunciation NU-cu-lar to complaints about bilingual education. He explains the natural desire for uniformity in writing and speaking and traces the association of mainstream norms to ideas about refinement, intelligence, education, character, national unity, and political values. Battistella argues that none of these qualities is inherently connected to language."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Battistella, Edwin L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slang
  • Swearing
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Bad language : are some words better than others?, Edwin L. Battistella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Bad language : realism versus relativism.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Bad writing.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Bad grammar.
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Bad words.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Bad citizens.
  • p. 101
  • 6.
  • Bad accents.
  • p. 125
  • 7.
  • Images and engagement.
  • p. 149
Control code
l70015960501
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 230 p
Isbn
9780195172485
Lccn
2005040880
Label
Bad language : are some words better than others?, Edwin L. Battistella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Bad language : realism versus relativism.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Bad writing.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Bad grammar.
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Bad words.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Bad citizens.
  • p. 101
  • 6.
  • Bad accents.
  • p. 125
  • 7.
  • Images and engagement.
  • p. 149
Control code
l70015960501
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 230 p
Isbn
9780195172485
Lccn
2005040880

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