Verbal Hygiene

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Routledge, Jun 28, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 280 pages
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In this book, Cameron explores popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. She also argues that popular discourse about language values serves a function for those engaged in it.
 

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Contents

the politics of style
33
the great grammar
78
language and political
116
verbal hygiene for women
166
On the state of the state of the language
212
Notes
237
Name index
255
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Deborah Cameron teaches at Oxford University, where she is Professor of Language and Communication. Her main research interests are in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and the study of gender and sexuality; her previous publications include "Working with Spoken Discourse" (2001) and "Working with Written Discourse "(with Ivan Panovic, 2014), "Good to Talk? "(2000), "The Myth of Mars and Venus "(2007), and "Verbal Hygiene" (1995/2012).

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