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Word on the street

by John McWhorter | 04 January 2001
PAPERBACK
Synopsis
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 humour, 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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Synopsis
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 humour, McWhorter ultimately explains why we must embrace these changes, ultimately revealing our American English in all its variety, expressiveness, and power.
€19.59
58 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780738204468
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 04/01/2001
Categories - All, Books, Education, Dictionaries, Other Language Dictionaries, All, Books, Education, Dictionaries, English Language Reference
No. of Pages - 294
Weight - 422
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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