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[Read] ➪ You Are What You Speak By Robert Lane Greene – Renegades-bempflingen.de 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 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 facultyWith the erudite yet accessible style that marks his work as a journalist Robert Lane Greene takes readers on a rollicking tour around the world illustrating with vivid anecdotes the role language beliefs play in shaping our identities for good and ill Beginning with literal myths from the Tower of Babel to the bloody origins of the word “shibboleth” Greene shows how.

Language “experts” went from myth making to rule making and from building cohesive communities to building modern nations From the notion of one language’s superiority to the common perception that phrases like “It’s me” are “bad English” linguistic beliefs too often define “us” and distance “them” supporting class ethnic or national prejudices In short What we hear about language is often really about the politics of identityGovernments foolishly try to police language development the French Academy nationalism leads to the violent suppression of minority languages Kurdish and Basue and even Americans fear that the most successful language in world history Eng.

what ebok speak book You Are book What You mobile Are What You book You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBLanguage “experts” went from myth making to rule making and from building cohesive communities to building modern nations From the notion of one language’s superiority to the common perception that phrases like “It’s me” are “bad English” linguistic beliefs too often define “us” and distance “them” supporting class ethnic or national prejudices In short What we hear about language is often really about the politics of identityGovernments foolishly try to police language development the French Academy nationalism leads to the violent suppression of minority languages Kurdish and Basue and even Americans fear that the most successful language in world history Eng.

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  1. Angela Angela says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBI have long identified myself as a grammar stickler I'm an editor My knowledge of the way writing should be structured imperfect though it may still be allows me a degree of smug personal satisfaction that I am in fact


  2. Cass Cass says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBTo reply to an honest uestion that is perfectly understood with grammatical outrage is a sin against decency p269My linguistics lecturer recommended this to me last semester and I finally got around to reading it Studying linguistics was eye opening Realising that language was fluid and ever changing Realising that words such as nice and silly had wildly different meanings a few hundred years ago Allowing the penny to drop about the progression of the English language from the time of Beowulf to Shakespeare to the King James Bible to now as it constantly changes It reminds me that language serves us not the other way aroundOne thing I found fascinating was the


  3. Zac Chase Zac Chase says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBOne of the reviews of this book faults Greene for writing about linguistics without being a linguist I don't find the same fault in the pages here Certa


  4. Al Bità Al Bità says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBThe first half of this book is essentially a tirade against “prescriptivists” those who push the idea that there is a proper way of speaking spelling wr


  5. Eileen Eileen says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBAs a linguist I think we generally do a poor job of explaining our obsession with language to the general public I wish this book was reuired reading especially for anyone who has ever complained about a language deteriorating because of those darn young people Most books about language by jou


  6. Raluca Raluca says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUB What these attempts to control language have in common is that they are all highly political even when not advertised as such The belief that language is powerful and one's own language is special combined with the fear of others speaking differently especially if you can't understand them


  7. Bobscopatz Bobscopatz says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBI won this book in a contest pose a uestion on a friend's grammar websitePLUG Arrant Pedantry is a terrific grammar blog if you care about language or are at all curious about where rules come from or how language affects politics and wealth this book is important If you just like to think about language from time to time this book is just plain funRobert Lane Greene is a linguist He is not a stickler or a purist He is not a prescriptivist But people who are sticklers purists or prescriptivists still will find much to like about this book even if it does put those viewpoints into humbling perspectiveGreene tackles much than language; venturing into politics and economics He may go outside his areas of true expertise at times but he always remains conscious of the departure and is careful to contain most of his points to influenc


  8. Jacob Lines Jacob Lines says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBLanguage is important It helps us understand each other and helps us confuse each other It holds groups together and keeps them apart There is a story in the Book of Judges about language The Gileadites and Ephraimites were at war The Gileadites took control of some fords on the River Jordan When somebody came to cross the river at the ford they asked him if he was an Ephraimite Then they would ask him to say “shibboleth” a word that means either a flowing stream or a head of gra


  9. Elizabeth Cárdenas Elizabeth Cárdenas says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUB“A truly enlightened attitude to language should simply be to let six thousand or flowers bloom Subcultures should be allowed to thrive not just because it is wrong to suash them because they enrich the wider culture Just as Black English has left its mark on standard English Culture South Africans take pride in the marks of Afrikaans and African languages on their vocabulary and syntax New Zealand's rugby team chants in Maori dancing a traditional dance before matches French kids flirt with rebellion by using verlan a slang that reverses words' sounds or syllables so femmes becomes meuf Argentines glory in lunfardo an argot developed from the underworld a centyry ago that makes Argentine Spanish uniue still today The nonstandard greeting Where y'at? for How are you? is so common among certain whites in New Orleans that they bear their difference with pride calling themselves Yats And that's how it should be” ― Robert Lane Greene Y


  10. Sdluvingit Sdluvingit says:

    eBook Robert Lane Greene ↠ You Are What You Speak eBook Ý What You eBook ´ ↠ what ebok, speak book, You Are book, What You mobile, Are What You book, You Are What You Speak PDF/EPUBThis book will definitely encourage you to think about language differently Lane approaches language as a linguist not a grammarian He thinks “flexibility humility and multilingualism should take the place of stickerism arrogance and nationalism when we think about language” Not only does Lane give the precriptivists the proponents of stickerism short shift but shows that languages around the world are all able to do the most important thing and that is to facilitate communication among


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