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Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers / Edition 12

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ISBN-13: 9781457697975
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 04/07/2016
Edition description: Twelfth Edition
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 94,224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa are professors emeriti of English at the University of Vermont. They have directed statewide writing programs and conducted numerous workshops throughout the country on writing and the teaching of writing.  Eschholz and Rosa have collaborated on a number of best-selling texts for Bedford/St. Martin's, including Subject & Strategy; Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for College Writers; with Virginia Clark, Language Awareness; and, with Virginia Clark and Beth Simon, Language: Readings in Language.
Virginia Clark was a professor of English at the University of Vermont and served as chair of the English department. With Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa, she is the coauthor of Language Awareness.

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

Mary Pipher, Writing to Change the World

*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

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

*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

Sherryl Kleinman, Matthew B. Ezzell, and A. Corey Frost, The Social Harms of "Bitch"

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

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

*Deena Shanker, Is the "Natural" Label 100 Percent Misleading?

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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