What's Language Got to Do with It? / Edition 1

What's Language Got to Do with It? / Edition 1

by Keith Walters, Michal Brody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393978842

ISBN-13: 9780393978841

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In the Mideast, words shoot to kill. On the pages of the New Yorker, Romeo IMs Juliet. In India, operators in customer service call centers are required to speak English with an American accent and to be able to make small talk about the Super Bowl. Closer to home, ABC News offers up a linguistic profiling quiz. And George Orwell continues to lament the state of…  See more details below

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In the Mideast, words shoot to kill. On the pages of the New Yorker, Romeo IMs Juliet. In India, operators in customer service call centers are required to speak English with an American accent and to be able to make small talk about the Super Bowl. Closer to home, ABC News offers up a linguistic profiling quiz. And George Orwell continues to lament the state of politics and the English language.
This is just some of what you’ll find in What’s Language Got to Do with It?, a thought-provoking new reader that introduces some of the most important language issues facing us today—and prompts students to think hard about their own use of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393978841
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
141,225
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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