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Language matters

Author: Laurie Bauer; Janet Holmes; Paul Warren
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a non-technical introduction to the study of language by focusing on questions such as: Where does language come from? Why don't we all talk the same? Who needs grammar? Suitable  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Bauer; Janet Holmes; Paul Warren
ISBN: 9781403936288 1403936285
OCLC Number: 156660401
Description: xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Where does language come from? --
2. Why don't we all talk the same? --
3. Things ain't what they used to be --
4. Linguistic relations --
5. Bee talk and monkey chatter --
6. How do you spell Accommodation? --
7. How many words do the Eskimos use? --
8. Going on and on : the never-ending story --
9. Primitive languages --
10. Who needs grammar? --
11. Mobile messages --
12. How do we lose languages and does it matter? --
13. What shall I call you? --
14. Do women and men speak differently? --
15. Sexist language and linguistic sexism --
16. What language do you use to your grandmother? --
17. Why can't people in Birmingham talk right? --
18. Why my feets hurted? --
19. Does bilingualism rot the brain? --
20. Building another tongue --
21. You've tasted the whole worm --
22. Is language a strait-jacket? --
23. When language breaks down --
Conclusion : who cares about language?
Responsibility: Laurie Bauer, Janet Holmes, and Paul Warren.
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