The word on the street

fact and fable about American English

By McWhorter, John H.

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ISBN
978-0-30645-994-8
Publisher
New York : Plenum Trade, c1998.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on September 15, 1998

In the first section of this enlightening book, McWhorter (linguistics, Berkeley) examines language as "a system that is at all times on its way to changing into a different one." Not only are new slang and technical terms added, but sounds, structure, and meanings change over the centuries. McWhorter assures us that linguists have never "enco...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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