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Ain'thology : The History and Life of a Taboo Word

By: Katz, Seth.
Contributor(s): Donaher, Patricia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (376 p.).ISBN: 9781443878722.Subject(s): English language -- Obscene words | Language and languages | Linguistic change | Taboo, LinguisticGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ain'thology : The History and Life of a Taboo WordDDC classification: 410 | 422 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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