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Bad Language : Are Some Words Better than Others?.

Author: Edwin L Battistella
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Is today's language at an all-time low? Edwin Battistella argues that it is wrong to think of slang, regional dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin L Battistella
ISBN: 9780195172485 0195172485
OCLC Number: 613427567
Notes: Gesehen am: 31.01.2008.
Awards: Commended for Oregon Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2006
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Preface1: Bad Language: Realism vs. Relativism2: Bad Writing3: Bad Grammar4: Bad Words5: Bad Citizens6: Bad Accents7: Images and Engagement
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online

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On Chicago Tribune's Top 10 books on language in 2005: This book reminds us that language is the basis of the last acceptable prejudice: There is no snobbery as safe as looking down your nose at Read more...

 
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