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Images and Engagement

Edwin L. Battistella

in Bad Language

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172485
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.003.0007
 Images and Engagement

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This chapter has three main goals. First, it consolidates and revisits some of the common objections to so-called bad language. Second, it summarizes the key images about language that arise in much everyday thinking about usage. Finally, it highlights a few successful language awareness projects and describes some of what modern linguistics is doing with schools and communities.

Keywords: bad language; usage; language awareness; modern linguistics

Chapter.  5499 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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