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The language war by Robin Tolmach Lakoff

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Sociolinguistics -- United States,
  • Mass media and language -- United States,
  • Power (Social sciences) -- United States,
  • United States -- Languages -- Political aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-312) and index.

StatementRobin Tolmach Lakoff.
LC ClassificationsP40.45.U5 L35 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 322 p. ;
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL50692M
ISBN 100520222962
LC Control Number99055386

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