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Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language

Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language

Ronald Wardhaugh

ISBN: 978-0-631-21269-0

Jan 1999, Wiley-Blackwell

212 pages

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$55.95

Description

This books explores why it is we believe what we believe about language, and why we persist in handing down from generation to generation a rag bag collection of fact and fantasy about language.
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.