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019533745X / 9780195337457
Paperback
417.2
15/09/2007
Stock expected by 20/12/2019
21 cm vi, 230 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2005.

Is today's language at an all-time low? Edwin Battistella argues that it is wrong to think of slang, regional dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English.

Reexamining debates over relativism in language, Battistella argues that we should view language as made up of alternative forms of regularity and orderliness, which require informed engagement with usage.

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CFB Sociolinguistics, CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology

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