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LINGUIST List 21.1640

Mon Apr 05 2010

Books: General Ling/Historical Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Hughes

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        1.    Katherine Ward, Political Correctness: Hughes

Message 1: Political Correctness: Hughes
Date: 29-Mar-2010
From: Katherine Ward <kwardwiley.com>
Subject: Political Correctness: Hughes
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Title: Political Correctness
Subtitle: A History of Semantics and Culture
Series Title: The Language Library Series
Published: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
                http://www.wiley.com

Book URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405152796.html

Author: Geoffrey Hughes
Hardback: ISBN: 9781405152785 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781405152792 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 34.95
Abstract:

In this carefully researched, thought-provoking book, Geoffrey Hughes
examines the trajectory of political correctness and its impact on public
life. Focusing on the historical, semantic, and cultural aspects of
political correctness, it will intrigue anyone interested in this ongoing
debate.

* A unique and intriguing journey through the trajectory of political
correctness and its impact on public life, focusing on the historical,
semantic, and cultural aspects of what PC means
* Explores the origins, progress, content and style of political
correctness, discussing and analyzing around one hundred terms and lexical
formations, from Chaucer and Shakespeare, Marlowe and Swift, to nursery
rhymes, rap and Spike Lee films, David Mamet, J. M. Coetzee and Philip Larkin
* Offers a detailed semantic analysis of the way that key words have been
exploited both to advance the agendas of political correctness and to
refute them

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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