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This market-leading language reader features thought-provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society.

Synopsis:

This market-leading language reader features thought-provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Breaking Silences

                         

BEGINNINGS: THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE

 

Visual: Tower of Babel

 

From Hand to Mouth

Michael C. Corballis

 

Language and Thought

Susanne K. Langer

 

Horton Heared A Who!

Steven Pinker

 

Visual: Gimme a Cookie (cartoon)

 

Chunking

            Ben Zimmer

 

Another Language for the Deaf

Margalit Fox

 

Visual: Signwriting

 

PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS: COMING INTO LANGUAGE

 

Homemade Education

Malcolm X

 

A Word for Everything

Helen Keller

 

Visual: Sign Language

 

Spanish Lessons

Christine Marin

 

Chapter 2: Writers on Writing

 

THE WRITING PROCESS   

 

Writing for an Audience

Linda Flower

 

Getting Started

Anne Lamott

 

Beware the Trap of 'Bore-geous' Writing

   Ayelet Waldman

 

Writing to Change the World

Mary Pipher

 

FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS

 

The Case for Short Words

Richard Lederer

 

Saying Is Believing

Patricia T. O’Conner

 

Cliché’s Anyone?

James Isaacs

 

Visual: Writing Well (cartoon)

 

Selection, Slanting and Charged Language

Newman P. Birk and Genevieve B. Birk

 

Chapter 3: A World of Language

 

WHAT IS “AMERICAN” ENGLISH?

 

Do You Speak American?

Robert MacNeil

 

Everyone Has an Accent but Me

John Esling

 

Good English and Bad

Bill Bryson

 

Why Good English Is Good For You

            John Simon

 

Why the U.S. Needs an Official Language

Mauro E. Mujica

 

ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE

 

Why a Global Language?

David Crystal

 

Visual: English and Globish (cartoon)

 

What Global Language?

Barbara Wallraff

 

English as a Global

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205172863
Author:
Goshgarian, Gary J.
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Goshgarian, Gary J
Author:
Goshgarian, Gary
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110624
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 612 gr

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