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Title:
Proper English : myths and misunderstandings about language
Author:
Wardhaugh, Ronald.
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Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780631212683

9780631212690
Format :
Book

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Central Library PE1074.7 .W37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Ronald Wardhaugh was until recently Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. His many successful books include Understanding Grammar (1996) and Introduction to Sociolinguistics , Third Edition (1998), both published by Blackwell Publishers.


Table of Contents

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

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