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The language war

The language war

Author: Robin Tolmach Lakoff
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Lakoff shows that the struggle for power and status at the end of the century is being played out as a war over language. Controlling language is a basis for all power, she says, and therefore, it's worth fighting for. As a result, newly emergent groups, especially blacks and women, are contending with middle-to-upper-class white men for a share in "language rights." Lakoff's introduction to linguistic theories and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
The language war
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.
(DLC) 99055386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Tolmach Lakoff
ISBN: 9780520928077 0520928075 0585389888 9780585389882 0520232070 9780520232075 1597347019 9781597347013 9786612355905 6612355905 1282355902 9781282355903
OCLC Number: 1298206374
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 322 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Language: the power we love to hate --
The neutrality of the status quo --
"Political correctness" and hate speech: the word as sword --
Mad, bad, and had: the Anita Hill / Clarence Thomas narrative(s) --
Hillary Rodham Clinton: what the Sphinx thinks --
Who framed "O.J."? --
Ebonics: it's chronic --
The story of ugh.
Responsibility: Robin Tolmach Lakoff.
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Deals with one of the pressing issues in American society: who holds power and how they use it, keep it, or lose it. In a discussion of news events that have occupied a considerable amount of media  Read more...


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"To say simply that Lakoff is a linguist is like calling the Alps just another mountain range. In The Language War, she brilliantly applies her understanding of how language works to the major Read more...

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