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Published: 25 August 2005

240 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195172485

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Bad Language

Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

  • Discusses common misconceptions about bad language in an accessible, non-technical style
  • Uses examples from the media, press and both current and historical events
  • Treats contemporary issues of grammar, slang, language variation, cursing, political correctness, bilingual education, English Only, Ebonics, regional dialects, and metaphors about language.

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