Trending Language

Trending Language

Lecture 24 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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This Lecture: Examine some new grammatical expressions that are on the rise, and explore the controversy they ignite within the linguistic community. Remember that English usage is a living process, and language must respond to its audience and context, adapting as necessary to fit new conditions. Conclude by considering changes to watch for in our language. The Course: Take an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won't find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts. All Lectures: 1. Why Do We Care about Grammar? 2. Prescriptivism: Grammar Shoulds and Shouldn'ts 3. Descriptivism: How Grammar Really Works 4. Re Phrasing 5. Fewer Octopuses or Less Octopi? 6. Between You and Your Pronouns 7. Which Hunting 8. A(n) Historical Issue 9. Funnest Lecture Ever 10. Going, Going, Went 11. Object Lessons 12. Shall We? 13. Passive Voice Was Corrected 14. Only Adverbs 15. No Ifs, Ands, or Buts 16. However to Use However 17. Squirrels and Prepositions 18. Stranded Prepositions 19. The Dangers of Danglers 20. Navigating the Choppy Paragraph 21. What Part of Speech is Um? 22. Duck, Duck, Comma, and Duck 23. Its/It's Confusing 24. Trending Language
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Curzan, Anne
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