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Exploring language

Author: Gary Goshgarian
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Including some 90 readings intended to promote thinking about critical reading and language issues, presumably in the context of introductory undergraduate language courses, Goshgarian (Northeastern  Read more...

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Exploring language.
New York : Longman, ©2004
(OCoLC)762485026
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Goshgarian
ISBN: 0321122216 9780321122216 0321198689 9780321198686
OCLC Number: 52134633
Description: xxvi, 611 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Coming to Language --
Language and Thought / Susanne K. Langer --
Language Instinct / Steven Pinker --
Brief History of English / Paul Roberts --
Wordstruck / Eudora Welty --
Homemade Education / Malcolm X. --
Man That Spelt Knife Was a Fool / Johnny Connors --
Language of Silence / Maxine Hong Kingston --
Talking in the New Land / Edite Cunha Pedrosa --
2. Some Words on Writing --
Freewriting / Peter Elbow --
Simplicity / William Zinsser --
How to Write with Style / Kurt Vonnegut --
Selection, Slanting, and Charged Language / Newman P. Birk and Genevieve B. Birk --
Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript / Donald M. Murray --
Writer / Richard Wilbur --
3. Media and Advertising --
Journalese as a Second Tongue / John Leo --
TV News: All the World in Pictures / Neil Postman and Steve Powers --
In Depth, but Shallowly / Dave Barry --
Dumbing Down: TV Talk-Show Talk / Tom Shachtman --
Collective Bias / Charles G. Russell and Paul Many --
Read All About It! (But Don't Believe It) / Caryl Rivers --
Terrorism: Civilized and Barbaric / Edward S. Herman --
Two-Headed Monsters / Columbia Journalism Review --
With These Words I Can Sell You Anything / William Lutz --
Language of Advertising / Charles A. O'Neill --
Printed Noise / George F. Will --
Euphemisms for the Fat of the Land / Diane White --
Word from Our Sponsor / Patricia Volk --
4. Language of Politics --
How to Detect Propaganda / Institute for Propaganda Analysis --
Politics and the English Language / George Orwell --
Words Matter / Anthony Lewis --
Everyspeech / Robert Yoakum --
next to of course god america i / E.E. Cummings --
Dehumanizing People and Euphemizing War / Haig A. Bosmajian --
Wars, Wimps and Women: Talking Gender and Thinking War / Carol Cohn --
When Words Go to War / Bella English --
Eleven Ways of Looking at the Gulf War / Arthur Asa Berger --
5. Language and Cultural and Ethnic Identity --
Bilingualism in America: English Should Be the Only Language / S.I. Hayakawa --
Viva Bilingualism / James Fallows --
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood / Richard Rodriguez --
Coloring Lessons / David Updike --
African and American / Ellen Goodman --
Innocent and Presumed Ethnic / John Yemma --
Theme for English B / Langston Hughes --
From Africa to the New World and into the Space Age / Geneva Smitherman --
What's Wrong with Black English / Rachel L. Jones --
6. Slurs, Stereotypes, Swears, and Free Speech --
Bias-Free Language: Some Guidelines / Rosalie Maggio --
Word Police / Michiko Kakutani --
"Nigger": The Meaning of a Word / Gloria Naylor --
Heard Any Good Jews Lately? / Thomas Friedmann --
Etymology of the International Insult / Charles F. Berlitz --
Defining the "American Indian": A Case Study in the Language of Suppression / Haig A. Bosmajian --
On Being a Cripple / Nancy Mairs --
Queer / Lillian Faderman --
Discrimination at Large / Jennifer A. Coleman --
Telephone Conversation / Wole Soyinka --
Mind Your Tongue, Young Man / Sandra Flahive Maurer --
What "Dirty Words" Really Mean / Joyce Brothers --
Regulating Racist Speech on Campus / Charles R. Lawrence III --
Free Speech on Campus / Nat Hentoff --
7. Language, Gender, and Sexism --
Sexism in English: A 1990s Update / Alleen Pace Nilsen --
English Anyone? / Spiro T. Agnew --
Gender Benders / Jack Rosenthal --
Life as a Female Gentleman / Lani Guinier --
Real Men Don't: Anti-Male Bias in English / Eugene R. August --
Sex Differences / Ronald Macaulay --
"I'll Explain It to You": Lecturing and Listening / Deborah Tannen --
Gender Wars in Cyberspace / Nathan Cobb --
Hills Like White Elephants / Ernest Hemingway --
Is God Purple? / Mary Jo Meadow --
Creation of Man and Woman, from Genesis / Revised Standard Version of the Bible --
God Creates Humankind, from Genesis / An Inclusive Language Lectionary --
Don't Rewrite the Bible / Michael Golden --
8. Double Talk, Euphemisms, and Professional Jargon --
Doubts About Doublespeak / William Lutz --
Euphemisms / Hugh Rawson --
Talking DOWN / Nathan Cobb --
Doctor Talk / Diane Johnson --
It May Not Be English, but It's Strictly Legal / George Gordon Coughlin --
Little Red Riding Hood Revisited / Russell Baker --
9. Standard and Nonstandard English --
Good English and Bad / Bill Bryson --
Why Good English Is Good for You / John Simon --
Simonspeak / Jim Quinn --
It Ain't No Big Thing / Paul Dickson --
Are Accents Out? Hey Dude, Like NEH-oh Way! / Patrick Cooke --
Like, Uptalk? / James Gorman.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Goshgarian.

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