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The Resource How to be good with words, Don LePan, Laura Buzzard, and Maureen Okun

How to be good with words, Don LePan, Laura Buzzard, and Maureen Okun

Label
How to be good with words
Title
How to be good with words
Statement of responsibility
Don LePan, Laura Buzzard, and Maureen Okun
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent decades the contested areas of English usage have grown both larger and more numerous. We may argue rather less frequently than was once the case over issues of grammar and usage. But we argue more frequently than ever over whether to use man or humanity, fisher or fisherman; whether to say Indians or Native Peoples (or First Nations, or Chippewa or Cree or Snuneymuxw, as the case may be); whether to speak of a person being disabled, or challenged, or differently abled; whether it's acceptable to say that's so gay. These are all issues that some would lump together as controversies of political correctness (itself in some ways a problematic expression). Certainly they are all issues that involve ethics as well as the conventions of grammar or of English usage--though they are often intimately intertwined with those conventions. This volume offers a concise and user-friendly guide to these large issues. Can we use language in ways that avoid giving expression to prejudices embedded within it? Canthe words we use help us point a way towards a better world? Can we take these issues with appropriate seriousness while remaining open-minded--and still retaining our sense of humor? To all these questions this little book answers yes, while offering clear-headed discussions of many of the key issues."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
428
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1460
LC item number
L4223 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How to be good with words, Don LePan, Laura Buzzard, and Maureen Okun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Class -- Disability -- Gender -- Humans & other animals -- Race -- Relationship status -- Religion -- Sexual orientation -- Political controversies -- Seriousness & humor, euphemism & p̂lain speaking -- Politically correct : a history and commentary -- Bias-free vocabulary : a short list
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781554813254
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016478439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969538331
  • UtOrBLW
Label
How to be good with words, Don LePan, Laura Buzzard, and Maureen Okun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Class -- Disability -- Gender -- Humans & other animals -- Race -- Relationship status -- Religion -- Sexual orientation -- Political controversies -- Seriousness & humor, euphemism & p̂lain speaking -- Politically correct : a history and commentary -- Bias-free vocabulary : a short list
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781554813254
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016478439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969538331
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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