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Markedness: The Evaluative Superstructure of Language

Edwin L. Battistella - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages
Battistella traces the development of markedness theory as a central part of structuralist theories of language. He outlines the concepts of marked and unmarked from Prague ...
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Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology

Edwin L. Battistella - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 232 pages
People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does ...
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Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 240 pages
Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and ...
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