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Table of Contents


    Critical Reading

    * Critical Writing




Chapter 1: Language Evolution: Learning to Speak                           

·        From Hand to Mouth, Michael C. Corballis                                               

·        Language and Thought, Susanne K. Langer                                              

·        Horton Heared A Who!, Steven Pinker                                         

·        Chunking, Ben Zimmer                                            

·        Another Language for the Deaf, Margalit Fox                                          

·        Visual: SignWriting   (



Chapter 2: Coming into Language: Personal Recollections

·        Homemade Education, Malcolm X                                      

·        A Word for Everything, Helen Keller                                             

·        Visual: Sign Language                                                                                              

·        Spanish Lessons, Christine Marin                                      

·        The Language of Silence, Maxine Hong Kingston                                     


Chapter 3: Say What? Language in Action

·        Do You Speak American?, Robert MacNeil                                               

·        Everyone Has an Accent but Me, John Esling                                           

·        Good English and Bad, Bill Bryson                                                                        

·        Why Good English Is Good For You, John Simon 

·        The Like Virus, David Grambs                                            

·        Why the U.S. Needs an Official Language, Mauro E. Mujica                                 

·        Why a Global Language?, David Crystal                                        

·        Lost in America, Douglas McGray                                      


Chapter 4: Language and Technology: Forging Connections                                               

·        In the Beginning Was the Word, Christine Rosen                                   

·        Texting, David Crystal                                              

·        Visual: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em . . . (cartoon)                                    

·        r u online?: The evolving lexicon of wired teens, Kris Axtman                           

·        Three Tweets for the Web, Tyler Cowen                                      

·        I Tweet, Therefore I Am, Peggy Orenstein                                    


Chapter 5: Language Differences: Please Understand Me!                                       

·        Women Talk Too Much, Janet Holmes                                           

·        What Language Barrier?, Deborah Cameron                                           

·        Oh, Mom. Oh, Honey, Deborah Tannen                                         

·        Nonverbal Behavior, Teri Kwal Gamble & Michael W. Gamble

·        [Need piece on language anonymity conversation, and debate online]                        

·        Small-Scale Communication, Jennifer Akin                                    

·        Some Friends and I Started Talking, Margaret J. Wheatley         


Chapter 6: Language Sensitivity: Can We Speak Freely?                                            

·        Hate Speech, Robin Tolmach Lakoff                                              

·        Bias-Free Language: Some Guidelines, Rosalie Maggio                                       

·        Excerpt from Diane Ravitch

·        The Word Police, Michiko Kakutani                                               

·        “Nigger”: The Meaning of a Word, Gloria Naylor 

·        · Hate Speech Cannot be Tolerated, Richard Delgado                                           

·        There is No Such Thing as Free Speech, Stanley Fish


Chapter 7: The Language Advertising: Words that Sell                                             

·        With These Words I Can Sell You Anything, William Lutz            [                     

·        The Language of Advertising, Charles A. O’Neill                                      

·        Be All That You Can Be: The Company

        Persona and Language Alignment, Frank Lunt          

·       ·        Visual: Current Advertisements                                         


Chapter 8: Language in Print                                          

·        Out of Print, Eric Alterman                                                                                      

·        Is Print Dead?, J.A. Konrath                                     

·        Are We Reaching Da Youth?, Danny Schechter                                        

·        Will the Death of Newspapers Also Kill Our Freedoms?, Frank Watson                                   

·        Freedom of Speech and the Editorial Cartoon, Doug Marlette                                      

            Visual: Editorial Cartoons                                                                                       

·        Piece on cursive writing

·        Death of books—libraries with no books


Chapter 9: Political Wordplay                                        

·        How to Detect Propaganda, Institute for Propaganda Analysis                                     

·        Doubts About Doublespeak, William Lutz                              

·        Politics and the English Language, George Orwell                                               

·        Fighting Words: The War over Language, Jon Hooten                                       

·        Poly-speak. Speechwriting. How to write a great speech.                                               


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