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Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language / Edition 1
     

Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language / Edition 1

by Ronald Wardhaugh
 

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ISBN-10: 0631212698

ISBN-13: 9780631212690

Pub. Date: 01/12/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This books explores why it is we believe what we believe about language, and why we persist in handing down from generation to generation a rag bag collection of fact and fantasy about language.

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This books explores why it is we believe what we believe about language, and why we persist in handing down from generation to generation a rag bag collection of fact and fantasy about language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631212690
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/12/1999
Series:
Language Library Series , #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Wayward Words.

2. Language and Belief.

3. Our Untied Tongues.

4. Words in Order.

5. Not Knowing Your Grammar.

6. Some Consequences of Literacy.

7. Learning About English.

8. Future Perfect?.

Bibliography.

Index.

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