Proper English: Myths and Misunderstandings about Language

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Wiley, Jan 5, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
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This books explores why it is we believe what we believe about language, and why we persist in handing down from generation to generation a rag bag collection of fact and fantasy about language.

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Ronald Wardhaugh was until recently Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. His many successful books include Understanding Grammar (1996) and Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Third Edition (1998), both published by Blackwell Publishers.

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