Longman, 1998 - College readers - 582 pages
"Exploring Language, 8th Edition, collects 84 selections in nine chapters to focus on some provocative aspects of American culture as they are revealed by language. Among the timely topics: the media and bias, computers and writing, black English, gender differences, "warspeak," advertising (as manipulation or art?), political double talk, and bilingualism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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LANGUAGE BASICS AND BEGINNINGS
A Brief History of English
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American bilingual Bill Bryson black English called charged language Charles O'Neill claim communication culture describe device dialect dictionary discussion doublespeak effective English language essay ethnic Eudora Welty euphemisms example Explain your answer fact feel female gender George Orwell girls glish grammar guage Gulf human images Iraqi jargon Jim Quinn Johnny Connors journalese journalists kind language of advertising linguistic listen look magazine Malcolm X male meaning metaphors Nathan Cobb never newspaper paragraph person phrases piece political propaganda reader refer RHETORICAL CONSIDERATIONS S. I. Hayakawa Saddam Saddam Hussein sentence sexist Simon slang slanted social sound speak speaker speech story symbols talk television tell things tion TOPICAL CONSIDERATIONS uptalk usage voice weasel words William Lutz woman women Write a paper WRITING ASSIGNMENTS