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You are what you speak : grammar grouches, language laws, and the politics of identity

Author: Robert Lane Greene
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An international correspondent for "The Economist" draws on his years of experience to analyze the symbiotic relationship between language and politics, providing insight into inherent tendencies toward prejudice.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lane Greene
ISBN: 9780553807875 0553807870 9780440339762 0440339766
OCLC Number: 489003133
Description: xx, 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Babel and the damage done : language and myth --
A brief history of sticklers : in the trenches with the grammar grouches --
Another way to love language : the insights of linguistics --
More equal than others : how all languages can express almost everything --
Welcome to X. Now speak Xish : language and nationalism --
Insubordinate clauses : the folly of legislating language rules --
The Microsoft and Apple of languages : America, France, and languages in competition --
Clouds, not boxes : and other better ways of thinking about language.
Responsibility: Robert Lane Greene.

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An international correspondent for "The Economist" draws on his years of experience to analyze the symbiotic relationship between language and politics, providing insight into inherent tendencies toward prejudice.

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