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Description: Language Myths comprises original essays by 21 of the world's leading linguists. Adopting a lively and entertaining tone, the book discusses some of the most popular myths about language.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/7/1999
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|A Note on the Contributors|
|The Meanings of Words Should Not be Allowed to Vary or Change|
|Some Languages are Just Not Good Enough|
|The Media are Ruining English|
|French is a Logical Language|
|English Spelling is Kattastroffik|
|Women Talk Too Much|
|Some Languages are Harder than Others|
|Children Can't Speak or Write Properly Any More|
|In the Appalachians They Speak like Shakespeare|
|Some Languages Have No Grammar|
|Italian is Beautiful, German is Ugly|
|Bad Grammar is Slovenly|
|Black Children are Verbally Deprived|
|Double Negatives are Illogical|
|TV Makes People Sound the Same|
|You Shouldn't Say 'It is Me' because 'Me' is Accusative|
|They Speak Really Bad English Down South and in New York City|
|Some Languages are Spoken More Quickly than Others|
|Aborigines Speak a Primitive Language|
|Everyone Has an Accent Except Me|
|America is Ruining the English Language|