Katz, Seth.

Ain'thology : The History and Life of a Taboo Word - Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. - 1 online resource (376 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; I; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; II; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; CHAPTER SIX; CHAPTER SEVEN; III; CHAPTER EIGHT; CHAPTER NINE; CHAPTER TEN; IV; CHAPTER ELEVEN; CHAPTER TWELVE; CHAPTER THIRTEEN; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX

The word ain't is used by speakers of all dialects and sociolects of English. Nonetheless, language critics view ain't as marking speakers as ""lazy"" or ""stupid""; and the educated assume ain't is on its deathbed, used only in clichés. Everyone has an opinion about ain't. Even the grammar-checker in Microsoft Word flags every ain't with a red underscore. But why? Over the past 100 years, only a few articles and sections of books have reviewed the history of ain't or discussed it in dialect cont...

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English language -- Obscene words.
Language and languages.
Linguistic change.
Taboo, Linguistic.


Electronic books.

PE3724.O3

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