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The Resource The language war, Robin Tolmach Lakoff

The language war, Robin Tolmach Lakoff

Label
The language war
Title
The language war
Statement of responsibility
Robin Tolmach Lakoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lakoff shows that the struggle for power and status at the end of the century is being played out as a war over language. Controlling language is a basis for all power, she says, and therefore, it's worth fighting for. As a result, newly emergent groups, especially blacks and women, are contending with middle-to-upper-class white men for a share in "language rights." Lakoff's introduction to linguistic theories and the philosophy of language lays the groundwork for an exploration of news stories that meet what she calls the UAT (Undue Attention Test). As the stories became the subject of talk-show debates, late-night comedy routines, Web sites, and magazine articles, they were embroidered with additional meanings, depending on who was telling the story. Race, gender, or both are at the heart of these stories, and each one is about the right to construct meanings from language - in short, to possess power. Because language tells us how we're connected to one another, who has power and who doesn't, the stories reflect the language war."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lakoff, Robin Tolmach
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • United States
  • Mass media and language
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Language and languages
  • Mass media and language
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Sociolinguistics
  • United States
  • Sprache
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Political Correctness
  • Massenmedien
  • Taal
  • Macht
  • Politieke aspecten
  • USA
Label
The language war, Robin Tolmach Lakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language: the power we love to hate -- The neutrality of the status quo -- "Political correctness" and hate speech: the word as sword -- Mad, bad, and had: the Anita Hill / Clarence Thomas narrative(s) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton: what the Sphinx thinks -- Who framed "O.J."? -- Ebonics: it's chronic -- The story of ugh
Control code
ocm49570130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520232075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780520928077
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt53gm
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49570130
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The language war, Robin Tolmach Lakoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language: the power we love to hate -- The neutrality of the status quo -- "Political correctness" and hate speech: the word as sword -- Mad, bad, and had: the Anita Hill / Clarence Thomas narrative(s) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton: what the Sphinx thinks -- Who framed "O.J."? -- Ebonics: it's chronic -- The story of ugh
Control code
ocm49570130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520232075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780520928077
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt53gm
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49570130
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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