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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
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ASIN: 
B006LM3490
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131
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9

What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the cloak of authority to control the way people use words. Now this sensational new book strikes back to defend the fascinating, real-life diversity of this most basic human faculty.With the erudite yet accessible style that marks his

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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
Translators Blues
Le Ton beau de Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language