The Resource Doing our own thing : the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care, John McWhorter

Doing our own thing : the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care, John McWhorter

Label
Doing our own thing : the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care
Title
Doing our own thing
Title remainder
the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care
Statement of responsibility
John McWhorter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Encourages readers to establish a boundary between an acceptable evolution of language and outright language misuse, predicting the consequences of the overuse of street English in contemporary writing, music, and society
Cataloging source
DLC
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McWhorter, John H
Dewey number
427/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
PE2808.8
LC item number
.M38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English language
  • Popular music
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • English language
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Musique populaire
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Langage et culture
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Omgangstaal
  • Officiële taal
  • Taalverandering
  • Populaire muziek
  • Schriftsprache
  • Dichtersprache
  • Musik
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Gesprochene Sprache
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Black English
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Popular music
  • United States
Label
Doing our own thing : the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care, John McWhorter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index
Contents
People just talk : speech versus writing -- Mere rhetoric : the decline of oratory -- "Got marjoram?" or why I don't have any poetry -- Rather too colloquial for elegance: written English takes it light -- What happened to us? or play that funky music, white folks -- La la la through a new lens : music talks to America
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033595809
Label
Doing our own thing : the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care, John McWhorter
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index
Contents
People just talk : speech versus writing -- Mere rhetoric : the decline of oratory -- "Got marjoram?" or why I don't have any poetry -- Rather too colloquial for elegance: written English takes it light -- What happened to us? or play that funky music, white folks -- La la la through a new lens : music talks to America
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033595809

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