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Exploring Language,9780321055187

Exploring Language

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780321055187

ISBN10:
0321055187
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Addison-Wesley
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Summary

This language reader features thought-provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society. The text challenges the reader to critically examine how language affects and constructs culture and how culture constructs and affects language. Gender and language Hate speech Language of war Censorship MARKET: General Interest

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
Introduction: Thinking and Reading Critically 1(1)
What Is Critical Thinking?
1(1)
Why Read Critically
2(1)
How to Read Critically
3(3)
Critical Reading in Action---Sample Essay for Analysis
6(12)
The Selling of Rebellion
10(8)
John Leo
Logical Fallacies---What They Are and How to Avoid Them
18(1)
Logical Fallacies
19(2)
Exploring the Language of Visuals
21(1)
Some Useful URLs on Writing and Language
22(2)
Breaking Silences
24(73)
Beginnings: Moving from Silence into Language
26(25)
Language and Thought
26(5)
Susanne K. Langer
A Brief History of English
31(10)
Paul Roberts
The Story of Writing
41(10)
C. M. Millward
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Sign Language
51(2)
Personal Recollections: Coming into Language
53(21)
Homemade Education
53(3)
Malcolm X
A Word for Everything
56(5)
Helen Keller
The Language of Silence
61(6)
Maxine Hong Kingston
Spanish Lessons
67(7)
Christine Marin
Case Study: Women Breaking Silences---A Historical Survey
74(14)
Seneca Falls Declaration
74(4)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Aren't I a Woman?
78(2)
Sojourner Truth
Women Compelled to Prove Themselves
80(3)
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Professions for Women
83(5)
Virginia Woolf
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Rosie the Riveter
88(6)
Claiming an Education
89(5)
Adrienne Rich
Exploring the Language of Visuals: The Guerrilla Girls
94(3)
Writers Writing: Words in Contexts
97(38)
The Writing Process
99(14)
Freewriting
99(6)
Peter Elbow
Writing for an Audience
105(3)
Linda Flower
The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript
108(5)
Donald M. Murray
Finding the Right Words
113(22)
Simplicity
113(6)
William Zinsser
How to Write with Style
119(4)
Kurt Vonnegut
Why ``Techies'' Need to Know How to Write
123(9)
Jeffrey Doughty
Cliches, Anyone?
132(3)
James Isaacs
Wired Language
135(31)
Language and the Internet
137(9)
The Other Side of E-Mail
137(2)
Robert Kuttner
Internet Changes Language for:-) & :-(
139(4)
Amy Harmon
The Internet... Good News or Bad Language
143(3)
Robert Henderson
Identity and Self Online
146(20)
The Virtual Community
146(6)
Howard Rheingold
Can a Body Meet a Body Coming Through the Wire?
152(3)
Chet Raymo
Identity in the Age of the Internet
155(7)
Sherry Turkel
Internet Spanglish
162(4)
Vanessa Bauza
The Language of Humor: What Makes Us Laugh
166(53)
What's Funny?
168(30)
Outsiders/Insiders
168(10)
Joseph Boskin
Holocaust Humor
178(6)
Shai Oster
Chris Rock: Seriously Funny
184(4)
Christopher John Farley
In Answer to the Question: Have You Ever Considered Suicide?
188(2)
Kate Rushin
Excerpt from The LA LA Awards
190(8)
Latins Anonymous
Case Study: Cartoons and Comic Strips
198(15)
What Is a Cartoon?
199(4)
Mort Gerberg
Defiantly Incorrect: The Humor of John Callahan
203(5)
Timothy Egan
Editorial Cartoonists---An Endangered Species?
208(5)
Doug Marlette
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Sample Cartoons
213(6)
Politically Speaking
219(53)
Political Word Play
221(25)
How to Detect Propaganda
221(6)
Politics and the English Language
227(11)
George Orwell
Doubts About Doublespeak
238(4)
William Lutz
Changing the Language of Sex Crimes Against Children
242(4)
Richard Hoffman
Case Study: GunSpeak---Political Pundits and the Public on Youth Violence in America
246(1)
Political Pundits Speak Out
247(14)
The Erosion of Empathy
247(2)
Sissela Bok
An Issue Beyond Ideology
249(2)
Jim Sleeper
Missing the Mark
251(3)
Jackson Katz
Sut Jhally
Behind the School Shooting
254(3)
Robert W. Lee
Stop Blaming Kids and TV
257(4)
Mike Males
The Public Speaks Out
261(8)
Lessons of Littleton
261(2)
Letters to the Editor of Newsweek magazine
Not Gun Shy
263(6)
Stan Grossfeld
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Anti-Gun Protest
269(3)
The Language of Mass Media and Advertising
272(74)
The Language of Mass Media
275(26)
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda
275(3)
Leslie Savan
Freedom to Talk Dirty
278(3)
Deborah Tannen
TV News: All the World in Pictures
281(7)
Neil Postman
Steve Powers
Hurry Healing
288(3)
Ellen Goodman
The Infatuation with Foul Language
291(8)
Michael Medved
Two-Headed Monsters
299(2)
The Language of Advertising
301(38)
With These Words I Can Sell You Anything
301(14)
William Lutz
The Language of Advertising
315(11)
Charles A. O'Neill
``Hey, Kids, Buy This!''
326(7)
David Leonhardt
Kathleen Kerwin
Get Out of My Face! The Use of Coarse Language in Advertising
333(6)
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Three Sample Ads
339(7)
Censorship and Free Speech
346(51)
Censorship and Free Speech on Campus
348(17)
Regulating Racist Speech on Campus
348(5)
Charles R. Lawrence III
The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses
353(7)
Alan C. Kors
In Praise of Censure
360(5)
Garry Wills
Censorship and Free Speech in Cyberspace
365(13)
The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?
365(5)
Cathleen A. Cleaver
What Part of ``No Law'' Don't You Understand?
370(8)
William Bennett Turner
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Watching the Web
378(5)
See No Evil, Surf No Evil
380(3)
John Leo
Censorship and Free Speech in Books
383(7)
The Freedom to Read
383(4)
Banned Books Week 1997: A Case of Misrepresentation
387(3)
Steve McKinzie
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Huckleberry Finn Banned!
390(7)
Author's Afterword from Fahrenheit 451
393(4)
Ray Bradbury
He Says/She Says
397(60)
Do Men and Women Speak the Same Language?
399(20)
Sex Differences
399(6)
Ronald Macaulay
``I'll Explain It to You'': Lecturing and Listening
405(14)
Deborah Tannen
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Roz Chast on Gender and Language
419(9)
The Mask of Masculinity
421(3)
George Will
Nonverbal Behavior: Culture, Gender, and the Media
424(4)
Teri Kwal Gamble
Michael W. Gamble
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Body Language
428(3)
Is English Sexually Biased?
431(26)
Introduction to the A--Z of Non-Sexist Language
431(5)
Margaret Doyle
Gender Benders
436(3)
Jack Rosenthal
Life as a Female Gentleman
439(5)
Lani Guinier
Real Men Don't: Anti-Male Bias in English
444(13)
Eugene R. August
The Language of Labeling
457(57)
Slurs and Stereotypes
459(27)
``Nigger'': The Meaning of a Word
459(4)
Gloria Naylor
The Etymology of the International Insult
463(4)
Charles F. Berlitz
Crimes Against Humanity
467(8)
Ward Churchill
Growing Up Asian in America
475(7)
Kesaya E. Noda
Queer
482(4)
Lillian Faderman
Case Study: Political Correctness
486(25)
Bias-Free Language: Some Guidelines
487(11)
Rosalie Maggio
The Word Police
498(5)
Michiko Kakutani
In the Canon, for All the Wrong Reasons
503(4)
Amy Tan
Beware the Advozealots: Mindless Good Intentions Injure the Handicapped
507(4)
Bernard Rimland
Exploring the Language of Visuals: Callahan Cartoon
511(3)
What Is the Language of the American People?
514(64)
What Is ``Standard'' English?
516(26)
Good English and Bad
516(9)
Bill Bryson
Why Good English Is Good for You
525(10)
John Simon
Not White, Just Right
535(3)
Rachel L. Jones
On Not Writing in English
538(4)
Aurora Levins Morales
What's Not ``Standard'' English?---Slang and Jargon
542(20)
It Ain't No Big Thing
542(7)
Paul Dickson
Dangerous Dozens
549(4)
Anne Ashmore-Hudson
It's, Like, Extreme, But Not Gross
553(4)
Scot Lehigh
Words of Wisdom
557(5)
Audrey Y. Williams
Case Study: English Only or Bilingualism?
562(6)
Bilingualism in America: English Should Be the Only Language
562(6)
S. I. Hayakawa
Exploring the Language of Visuals: ``Please Do Not Feed Pigeons''
568(10)
My Spanish Standoff
570(2)
Gabriella Kuntz
Let's Not Say Adios to Bilingual Education
572(6)
Lourdes Rovira
Photo and Text Credits 578(5)
Index of Authors and Titles 583


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