Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers / Edition 10
  • Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers / Edition 10
  • Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers / Edition 10

Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers / Edition 10

by Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312463162

ISBN-13: 9780312463168

Pub. Date: 02/02/2009

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Language Awareness has long recognized the power of language and helped students understand and use that power critically and carefully as they make rhetorical choices about their own academic writing. The text provides extensive support for writing, while its relevant and engaging readings grouped into topics—such as community, discrimination,

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Overview

Language Awareness has long recognized the power of language and helped students understand and use that power critically and carefully as they make rhetorical choices about their own academic writing. The text provides extensive support for writing, while its relevant and engaging readings grouped into topics—such as community, discrimination, conflict, and gender—explore the pervasive influence of language on our lives.

“Language in Action” activities connect the everyday and the academic by examining current texts and visuals to enhance students’ understanding of the readings. This thriving book has now been revised with input from reviewers across the country to include fresh new readings and updated instruction that invites students into the conversation about the power of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312463168
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Edition description:
Tenth Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


*new readings

1. Reading Critically
Getting the Most out of Your Reading
      Natalie Goldberg, Be Specific
     Henry Louis Gates Jr., What’s in a Name?
Reading as a Writer

2. Writing in College and Beyond
Developing an Effective Writing Process
     Rebekah Sandlin, The "Negro Revolt" in Me (student paper)

3. Writing with Sources
What Does It Mean to Write with Sources?
Write with Sources
Learn to Summarize, Paraphrase, and Quote from Your Sources
Avoid Plagiarism
     Jake Jamieson, The English-Only Movement: Can America Proscribe Language with a Clear Conscience? (student paper)

4. Understanding the Power of Language: How We Find Our Voices

Malcolm X, Coming to an Awareness of Language

Helen Keller, The Day Language Came into My Life

*Sherman Alexie, Superman and Me

*Jang Jin-sung, Reading Byron in Pyongyang

*Emily Parker, You Can Keep Quiet, You Can Emigrate, Or You Can Stay Here and Fight

Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

5. Language Essentials: Making Sense of Words in the World

Susanne K. Langer, Language and Thought

Steven Pinker, Words Don’t Mean What They Mean

*Melissa Fay Greene, Word Power for Babies

Ben Zimmer, Chunking

*Raffaella Zanuttini, Our Language Prejudices Don’t Make No Sense

Lera Boroditsky, Lost in Translation

6. Language Communities: Where Do We Belong?

Paul Roberts, Speech Communities

Richard Lederer, All-American Dialects

*Lou Ann Walker, Losing the Language of Silence

Bharati Mukherjee, Two Ways to Belong in America

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue

*Eric C. Miller, Talk the Talk (use old Charles Krauthammer piece in LiA)

7. Writers on Writing: How and Why We Write

Stephen King, Reading to Write

*Annie Dillard, Write Till You Drop

*Steven Pinker, Good Writing

Anne Lamott, Shitty First Drafts

William Zinsser, Simplicity

Donald M. Murray, The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts

*Bill Hayes, On Not Writing

8. Language that Manipulates: Politics, Propaganda, and Doublespeak

Donna Woolfolk Cross, Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled

Newman P. Birk and Genevieve B. Birk, Selection, Slanting, and Charged Language

*Maria Konnikova, The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter

William Lutz, The World of Doublespeak

Jason Stanley, The Ways of Silencing

*Elliot Ackerman, Assassination and the American Language

9. Language that Changed the World: Words that Made a Difference

Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address

*Malala Yousafzai, Address at the Youth Takeover of the United Nations

*Toni Morrison, When Language Dies

*Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference

Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal

10. The Language of Discrimination: Hate, Prejudice, and Stereotypes

Andrew Sullivan, What’s So Bad about Hate?

Gordon Allport, The Language of Prejudice

Firoozeh Dumas, The "F Word"

*Wendy Kaminer, Why We Need to Tolerate Hate

*Greg Lukianoff, Twitter, Hate Speech, and the Costs of Keeping Quiet

*Akiba Solomon, Thugs. Students. Rioters. Fans: Media’s Subtle Racism in Unrest Coverage

*Maisha Z. Johnson, What’s Really Going on with the Word "Thug" – And Why I’m Not Ready to Let It Go

11. The Language of Conflict: Argument, Apology, and Dignity

*Edwin Battistella, Sorry, Regrets, and More

*Donna Hicks, Safety

*Michael Gardner, The Dork Police: Further Adventures of Flex Cop (with LiA on body language)

*Rick Reilly, Regretlessly Yours: The No-Fault Apology

* Emily Badger, Tarring Opponents as Extremists Really Can Work

*Amy Westervelt, Letting Go

12. Language and Gender: Power, Abuse, and Equality

*Roxane Gay, The Careless Language of Sexual Violence

*Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Happy Feminist

*Jessica Bennett, Why We Need to Stop Calling Powerful Women Bitches

*Joanna Schroeder, 11 Words You Need to Teach Your Son Before He Turns 6 [retitle?]

Michael Kimmel, Bros Before Hos

*Ben Crair, The Internet Talks Like a Woman

13. Current Language Controversies

How Does Technology Impact Communication in Relationships?

*Sherry Turkle, The Tethered Self: Technology Reinvents Intimacy and Solitude David Carr, Keep Your Thumbs Still When I’m Talking to You

Alison Stein Wellner, Lost in Translation

How Does Language Work in Advertising?

Bill Bryson, The Hard Sell: Advertising in America

William Lutz, Weasel Words: The Art of Saying Nothing at All

*Kiera Butler, The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell Uses to Fool People Into Eating There

*Sage McHugh, Watch Out for These Buzzwords Food Companies Use to Hype That Their Products Are Healthy—They Don’t Mean Anything

Why Do We Lie?

*Judith Viorst, The Truth about Lying

*Po Bronson, Learning to Lie

*Richard Gunderman, Is Lying Bad for Us?

*Chana Joffe-Walt and Alix Spiegel, Psychology of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

14. A Brief Guide to Writing a Research Paper

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