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Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History

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  • 208 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Anne Curzan is Professor of English in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Anne Curzan is Professor of English in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. Klappentext Anne Curzan presents a pioneering new definition of prescriptivism as a linguistic phenomenon. Zusammenfassung Anne Curzan presents a pioneering new definition of prescriptivism as a linguistic phenomenon. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction: does prescriptivism fail?; 1. Prescriptivism's umbrella: standards, style, restoration, and political intervention; 2. Prescriptivism's lessons: scope and 'The history of English'; 3. Checking grammar and grammar checkers; 4. Dictionaries and the idea of 'real words'; 5. Non-sexist language reform and its effects; 6. Reappropriation and challenges to institutionalized prescriptivism; 7. Finding shared ground: public conversations about prescriptivism.

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Anne Curzan presents a pioneering new definition of prescriptivism as a linguistic phenomenon.



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Anne Curzan presents a pioneering new definition of prescriptivism as a linguistic phenomenon.

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Introduction: does prescriptivism fail?; 1. Prescriptivism's umbrella: standards, style, restoration, and political intervention; 2. Prescriptivism's lessons: scope and 'The history of English'; 3. Checking grammar and grammar checkers; 4. Dictionaries and the idea of 'real words'; 5. Non-sexist language reform and its effects; 6. Reappropriation and challenges to institutionalized prescriptivism; 7. Finding shared ground: public conversations about prescriptivism.

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Titre: Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History
Sous-titre: Prescriptivism and Language History
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Code EAN: 9781107020757
ISBN: 978-1-107-02075-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 449g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T13mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: New

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