Dialect Matters: Respecting Vernacular Language

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Based on Peter Trudgill's weekly column in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper, this book has two overall messages. The first is that language is a fascinating and enjoyable phenomenon which not enough people know enough about. The second is that we should not discriminate negatively against individuals and groups because of their accent, dialect or native language. Linguistic prejudice, known as 'linguicism', is more publicly and shamelessly demonstrated than racism and sexism, as is 'prescriptivism', the practice of ...

Dialect Matters: Respecting Vernacular Language 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107571457

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Dialect Matters: Respecting Vernacular Language 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107130470

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