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Speaking of words : a language reader

Author: James MacKillop; Donna Woolfolk Cross
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This introductory semantics reader for freshman composition provides 44 readings organized according to principles and ideas about language rather than rhetorical mode.

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Speaking of words.
New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, ©1986
(OCoLC)762048648
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James MacKillop; Donna Woolfolk Cross
ISBN: 0030039533 9780030039539
OCLC Number: 12371307
Description: xviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "But the Registrar said I have to take this course" : language in the classroom --
"Let me give you a piece of my mind" : how language shapes our thoughts and reality --
"How can I know what I think till I see what I say?" : language and belief ; how language reinforces racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination --
"I want to make one thing perfectly clear" : the misuse of language --
"That's what I think too --
Isn'it?" : the analysis of propaganda --
"But that's not what the dictionary says" : language coinage and change.
Responsibility: [edited by] James MacKillop, Donna Woolfolk Cross.

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