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

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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity - Greene, Robert Lane
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"An insightful, accessible examination of the way in which day-to-day speech is tangled in a complicated web of history, politics, race, economics and power." - Kirkus 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 ...

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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity 2011, Delacorte Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553807875

Hardcover