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Exploring Language

ISBN-10: 0205672663
ISBN-13: 9780205672660
Edition: 12th 2010
Authors: Gary Goshgarian
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Book details

List price: $73.33
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 2/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This language reader features thought-provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society. The text challenges the reader to critically examine how language affects and constructs culture and how culture constructs and affects language. Gender and language Hate speech Language of war Censorship MARKET: General Interest

Introduction
Critical Thinking
Breaking Silences
Beginnings: Evolution of Language
Visual: Tower of Babel Hand to Mouth
Language and Thought
Horton Heared a Who!
Another Language for the Deaf
Visual: SignWriting Speaking in Tongues
How Do You Learn a Dead Language?
Personal Recollections: Coming into Language
Homemade Education
A Word for Everything
Visual: American Sign Language
My Yiddish
Spanish Lessons
Language of Silence
Visual: A Childrsquo;s First Story
Writers on Writing
The Writing Process
Writing for an Audience
Getting Started
Computers Invite a Tangled Web of Complications
Writing to Change the World
Visual: The Secret Lives of Fonts
On Good Writing
Finding the Right Words
Case for Short Words
Saying is Believing
Clichersquo;s Anyone
Selection, Slanting and Charged Language
A World of Language
What Is ldquo;American Englishrdquo;?
Do You Speak American
Everyone Has an Accent but Me
Good English and Bad
Why the U.S. Needs an Official Language
And May He Be Bilingual
English as a Global Language
Why a Global Language?
What Global Language?
Not the Queenrsquo;s English
Lost in America
Technology and Language
Making Connections in a Modern World
Is PowerPoint the Devil?
Visual: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in PowerPoint
The Making of the Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation
Virtual Friendship

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