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Posted May 30, 2011
This book is offensive in every way
This text has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. First, as you may have noticed already, it is extremely expensive! Far, far, FAR more overpriced than it should be for a run of the mill textbook. Furthermore, better deserving of the adjective offensive, the book regularly (VERY frequently) uses sexual innuendos, sexual terms, sensually related phrases, and flat out racial slurs as EXAMPLES! At first, I thought it was coincidence and maybe my mind was "in the gutter," but near the end of my course, I've read nearly the whole book and it is just littered with suspect phrases. What finally drove me to write this was the excerpt "politically correct (PC) language, to say... and not 'n*****' 'w**' or 'b****'" No stars, but spelled out! There is absolutely no need for this language. Please avoid this textbook and if it is required of your class, ask the teacher if they would mind substituting for another linguistics text. Everyone associated with this work should not receive another dime.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.