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Doing our own thing : the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care

Author: John H McWhorter
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Encourages readers to establish a boundary between an acceptable evolution of language and outright language misuse, predicting the consequences of the overuse of street English in contemporary writing, music, and society.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H McWhorter
ISBN: 1592400167 9781592400164
OCLC Number: 53241560
Description: xxiv, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: People just talk : speech versus writing --
Mere rhetoric : the decline of oratory --
"Got marjoram?" or why I don't have any poetry --
Rather too colloquial for elegance: written English takes it light --
What happened to us? or play that funky music, white folks --
La la la through a new lens : music talks to America.
Responsibility: John McWhorter.
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Encourages readers to establish a boundary between an acceptable evolution of language and outright language misuse, predicting the consequences of the overuse of street English in contemporary writing, music, and society.

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