ERIC Number: ED101358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The American Language in the 1970s.
Estrin, Herman A.; Mehus, Donald V.
Paralleling and reflecting the many recent changes in national life have been corresponding developments in the American language. As new concerns and problems have arisen, new vocabularies have come into being. Countless new words and novel expressions as well as new meanings and uses for established words have been created. This collection attempts to present a sense of the innovations, developments, and state of the American language in the 1970's. Articles by such authors as Mario Pei, Douglas Bush, Russell Baker, and Israel Shenker deal with the development of American English; dictionaries and usage; slang, graffiti, and euphemisms; the language of government and politics; the language of blacks; the language of women's liberation; the language of science and space; academia and its jargon; the arts and the mass media; censorship and pornography; other forms of communication; modern living and behavior; and the future of English. (TS)
Descriptors: Anthologies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Language Role, Language Usage, North American English, Social Influences, Sociolinguistics, Vocabulary
Boyd & Fraser Publishing Co., 3627 Sacramento St., San Francisco, California 94118 ($5.95 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United States