Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language / Edition 1

Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language / Edition 1

by Ronald Wardhaugh
ISBN-10:
063121268X
ISBN-13:
9780631212683
Pub. Date:
01/12/1999
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language / Edition 1

This books explores what we believe about language, and why we persist in handing down from generation to generation an odd collection of fact and fantasy about language. It offers a corrective to many of the unsupportable beliefs we hold about language in general and English in particular. It shows how these beliefs originated and offers suggestions for a more enlightened approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631212683
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/12/1999
Series: Language Library Series , #15
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ronald Wardhaugh was until recently Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. His many successful books include Understanding Grammar (1996) and Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Third Edition (1998), both published by Blackwell Publishers.

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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