Why Do We Care About Grammar?

Why Do We Care About Grammar?

Lecture 1 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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This Lecture: First, examine how we judge what is acceptable or unacceptable in English, and how we distinguish acceptable" from "stylistically preferable." Consider how grammar often takes on larger meanings related to education and culture. Grasp how understanding the differences and diversity within our language allows us to become more nuanced speakers and writers." 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: data file
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1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Curzan, Anne
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