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Author McWhorter, John H.

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

Imprint New York : Gotham Books, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  427.973 M258d 2003    ---  Available
Description xxiv, 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject English language -- Variation.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
English language -- Written English.
English language -- Spoken English.
English language -- Social aspects.
English language -- Usage.
Language and culture.
English language.
ISBN 1592400167 (acid-free paper)

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