Bad Language: Are Some Words Better Than Others?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 17, 2015
Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? [Repost]

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? by Edwin L. Battistella
English | Aug. 25, 2005 | ISBN: 0195172485 | 240 Pages | PDF | 745.04 KB

Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by cifra7 at April 16, 2010
Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195172485 | edition 2005 | PDF | 240 pages | 13 mb

What constitutes "bad" language? Is it slang? Curse words? In this academic volume, Battistella, a professor of English, examines language's relationship to social conditions and constraints and argues for relativism in looking at language. He maintains that hard-nosed, traditional ideas about what is "good" and what is "bad" are open to debate, and that labeling English as either "good" or "bad" is simplistic and unnecessary. Battistella suggests "how we might think more productively about language." After broadly introducing his topic, Battistella focuses specifically on writing, grammar and so-called "bad" words ("Usage is less a matter of permanent fixed traditions than it is a matter of flexible and contextual conventions"), and also includes chapters on American attitudes toward immigrant foreign language speakers and accent use. While much of the complex subject matter could intimidate readers unfamiliar with linguistics or etymology, those interested in learning how language evolves will find this book an informative read.

Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others by Bruce Newsome (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at May 11, 2015
Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others by Bruce Newsome (Repost)

Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others by Bruce Newsome
English | Sep 30, 2007 | ISBN: 0275998304 | 216 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tiras12 at Aug. 5, 2009
Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others

Bruce Newsome, "Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers Are Better Than Others".
Publisher: Praeger Security International General Interest-Cloth | ISBN: 0275998304 | 2007 edition | PDF | 216 Pages | 1.02 MB

Why do the combat capabilities of individual soldiers vary so much? This book seeks to provide an answer to this and other questions about variability in combat performance. Some soldiers flee quickly from the battlefield, while others endure all hardships until the bitter end. Some combat units can perform numerous types of missions, while others cannot keep themselves organized during peacetime. Some militaries armed with obsolete weapons have out fought enemies with the latest weapons, just as some massively outnumbered armies have beaten back much larger opponents. In this first social scientific study of the effectiveness of combat troops, Newsome evaluates competing explanations for the varying combat capabilities and performances. There are four main explanations, each emphasizing the influence of a single factor.

The Seven Words You Can't Say On Television  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 19, 2016
The Seven Words You Can't Say On Television

The Seven Words You Can't Say On Television by Steven Pinker
English | September 4, 2008 | ISBN: 0141038721 | EPUB | 96 pages | 1.9 MB

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 16, 2012
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress (repost)

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress By Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington
2001 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0465031765, 0465031757 | PDF | 24 MB

This collection of essays addresses a difficult question: Are some cultures better than others at creating freedom, prosperity, and justice? Although Culture Matters offers varying responses to this politically incorrect question, its editors, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington, as well as the bulk of its contributors, answer in some form of the affirmative. In an introduction, Harrison (author of Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind) writes in the third person of the movement he helps lead:

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Book-er at June 3, 2012
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress (repost)

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress By Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington
English | 2001 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0465031765, 0465031757 | PDF | 24 MB

This collection of essays addresses a difficult question: Are some cultures better than others at creating freedom, prosperity, and justice? Although Culture Matters offers varying responses to this politically incorrect question, its editors, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington, as well as the bulk of its contributors, answer in some form of the affirmative. In an introduction, Harrison (author of Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind) writes in the third person of the movement he helps lead:

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lout at May 4, 2011
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress By Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Ba.sic Bo.oks 2001 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0465031765 , 0465031757 | PDF | 24 MB

Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at April 1, 2016
Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (Repost)

Hunter S. Thompson, "Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie"
1995 | pages: 261 | ISBN: 0345396359 | PDF | 43,9 mb

Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Feb. 25, 2016
Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction (repost)

Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction by Graham Oppy
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1137434554 | 110 pages | PDF | 0,5 MB