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Spreading the Word : Language and Dialect in America - John H. McWhorter

Spreading the Word

Language and Dialect in America

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Arguing that speech deviation from "Standard" American English is not wrong, McWhorter focuses on classroom applications to offer teachers, teacher educators and administrators useful basic language principles commonly accepted by linguists, but rarely disseminated to the general public.

"McWhorter's book is a very well-written, entertaining look at language. . . . Teachers willing to spend just a couple hours with the book will find a great deal of information important to their work."-English Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
"I Hear So Much Bad Grammar These Days"p. 1
It's Just Slang, Isn't It?p. 17
"They Just Mix Them Up!"p. 39
The Linguistic Rain Forestp. 61
Further Readingp. 77
Indexp. 79
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ISBN: 9780325001982
ISBN-10: 0325001987
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 12 - 18 years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 83
Published: 14th January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14