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Exploring language

Author: Gary Goshgarian
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Goshgarian
ISBN: 0316321508 9780316321501
OCLC Number: 8827207
Description: xx, 481 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Perspectives on language --
On the state of American English --
Why Johnny can't write --
The language of propaganda and politics --
Language and advertising --
Language and sexism --
Ethnic and racial prejudice --
Standard and nonstandard English (slang, Black English) --
Euphemisms, jargon, and other doubletalk (military jargon, legalese, medical terms) --
Language taboos --
Names and bloopers --
Some advice on writing well.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Goshgarian.

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