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Word On The Street: Debunking The Myth Of A Pure Standard English

John Mcwhorter Basic Books, 2001 M01 25 - 294 páginas 1 Comentario Though there is a contingent of linguists who fight the fact, our language is always changing--not only through slang, but sound, syntax, and words' meanings as well. Debunking the myth of "pure" standard English, tackling controversial positions, and eschewing politically correct arguments, linguist John McWhorter considers speech patterns and regional accents to demonstrate just how the changes do occur. Wielding reason and humor, McWhorter ultimately explains why we must embrace these changes, ultimately revealing our American English in all its variety, expressiveness, and power.

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The word on the street: fact and fable about American English

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In the first section of this enlightening book, McWhorter (linguistics, Berkeley) examines language as "a system that is at all times on its way to changing into a different one." Not only are new ... Leer comentario completo

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I learned a lot, most importantly the attitude of appreciation for this wonderful human invention of language.

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John McWhorter is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. A specialist in pidgin and Creole languages, he lives in Oakland, California.

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Título Word On The Street: Debunking The Myth Of A Pure Standard English Autor John Mcwhorter Edición ilustrada Editor Basic Books, 2001 ISBN 0738204463, 9780738204468 Largo 294 páginas &nbsp &nbsp Exportar cita BiBTeX EndNote RefMan Acerca de Google Libros - Política de Privacidad - Condiciones de uso - Información para editores - Informar un problema - Ayuda - Página principal de Google