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Language matters : a guide to everyday questions about language

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? The author shows how many of our most deeply held ideas about language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes.
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Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-
Language matters.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002075810
(OCoLC)50143491
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 9780198036418 0198036418 9780195155280 0195155289 9780195160482 0195160487 0195303725 9780195303728 1602567115 9781602567115
OCLC Number: 59283413
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 198 pages)
Contents: 1 How do we acquire language?; 2 From one language to the next: Why is it hard to learn a second language? Why is translation so difficult?; 3 Does language equal thought?; 4 Are sign languages real languages?; 5 Do animals have language?; 6 Can computers learn language?; 7 Whose speech is better?; 8 Why do dialects and creoles differ from standard language?; 9 Do men and women speak differently? And who cares?; 10 English spelling is hard, and it makes learning to read hard. Should we do anything about it?
Responsibility: Donna Jo Napoli.
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Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? The author shows how many of our most deeply held ideas about language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes.

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