Exploring language

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Longman, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 611 pages
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Now in its tenth edition, this marketleading language reader continues to feature thoughtprovoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society. For over 25 years, this engaging reader has challenged individuals to critically examine how language affects and constructs culture and how culture constructs and affects language. This tenth edition maintains the integrity of past editions, while reflecting the new and fascinating language issues that exist in today's culture. Provocative selections are organized around nine major language areas, and then broken into stimulating sub-themes like political correctness, hate speech, language and the presidency, and censorship on campus, inviting readers to debate current social and cultural issues that are inseparable from language. Individuals interested in studying how language affects and constructs culture and how culture constructs and affects language.

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User Review  - Bernie - Goodreads

A very good book to explore for someone interested in writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Read some of the short essays for my English 101 class. As a college text nothing much to say for or against it. We did have some interesting discussions in class using the essays in this book as a jumping off point.. Read full review

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Contents

Thinking and Reading Critically
1
Breaking Silences
25
A Brief History of English
32
Copyright

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