You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity EPUB

You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the cloak of authority to control the way people use words. Now this sensational new book strikes back to defend the fascinating, real-life diversity of this most basic human faculty.With the erudite yet accessible style that marks his

Translators Blues EPUB

Translators Blues
This funny, engaging book tells the story of an Italian naif who both visits America and travels around his home country, reflecting humorously and movingly on the oddity of what he finds in each place. Through the eyes of his guilelessly perceptive imaginary traveler, Franco Nasi reminds us anew of the fundamental strangeness of the world when it is viewed with fresh eyes

The American Language EPUB

The American Language
The American Language, first published in 1919, is H. L. Menckens book about the English language as spoken in the United States.Mencken was inspired by the argot of the colored waiters in Washington, as well as one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and his experiences on the streets of Baltimore. In 1902, Mencken remarked on the queer words which go into the makin

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