Language Myths by Peter Trudgill & Peter Trudgill
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ISBN
9780140260236
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Paperback
Pages
208
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Language is a part of us all and is tightly woven into human experience. Yet, although research into language has increased at a phenomenal rate over the last fifty years, misconceptions abound. This illuminating and highly readable collection of essays explores some of the myths, for example: standards of children's speech and writing have declined; women talk too much; the 'purity' of the English language is under threat; some languages are more attractive to the ear or are harder to learn than others; and, the media has a detrimental effect on language. Written by a team of leading linguists, Language Myths contains many valuable insights. The contributors are: Jean Aitchison; John Algeo; Lars-Gunnar Andersson; Laurie Bauer; Winifred Bauer; Edward Carney; J.K. Chambers; Jenny Cheshire; John H. Esling; Nicholas Evans; Howard Giles and Nancy Niedzielski; Ray Harlow; Janet Holmes; Anthony Lodge; James Milroy; Lesley Milroy; Michael Montgomery; Dennis R. Preston; Peter Roach; Peter Trudgill and Walt Wolfram.
ISBN:
9780140260236
Publication Date:
25 / 03 / 1999
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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