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ERIC Number: EJ664672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0267-1905
Linguistic Prescription: Familiar Practices and New Perspectives.
Finegan, Edward
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, v23 p213-24 2003
Reports on a question by a law student of whether a correction of "sneaked" to "snuck" suggests misinformation and misguided rigidity in the context of better information about current legal usage and a perennial tendency to linguistic prescription. Explores attitudes to current borrowings from English into Japanese and French and distinguishes between language as a vehicle of communication and as a symbol of cultural values. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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