Language Imperative by Suzette Haden Elgin
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Language Imperative
By Suzette Haden Elgin

The Language Imperative

How Learning Languages Can Enrich Your Life

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Language Imperative by Suzette Haden Elgin

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Many of us view language as a tool, a means by which to communicate our thoughts and emotions. But is there more to language than just "talk"? Can learning languages actually change the way you think? In The Language Imperative, best-selling author and linguistic scholar Suzette Haden Elgin examines the power of language to shape our lives. She confronts some of the most pressing issues parents and educators face today: Is it a good or bad idea for Americans to have command of more than one language? Should learning languages be a luxury for only the rich? Or should it be a goal of the public educational system as well? Based on solid science and filled with personal insights, The Language Imperative is required reading for anyone interested in how words shape our lives, both as individuals and as a nation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738204284
ISBN-10: 0738204285
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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How to Disagree without Being Disagreeable by Suzette Haden Elgin How to Disagree without Being Disagreeable, Paperback (April 1997)

Disarming communication tactics from the bestselling author of The Gentle Art of Verbal Self--Defense In every aspect of our lives we have to deliver or respond to negative messages at times--whether it's giving an employee a poor appraisal or disciplining a child or defending our political or religious beliefs from attack.

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Based on her proven techniques, Suzette Haden Elgin gives parents, teachers, youth workers, law enforcement personnel, and anyone who needs to talk effectively with children a system of language behaviour that makes the task of communication easier and more effective.

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Author Biography - Suzette Haden Elgin

Suzette Haden Elgin received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. A specialist in applied psycholinguistics, she is the author of the best-selling Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series, which consists of thirteen books and two audio programs. She is also the founder and director of the Ozark Center for Language Studies.

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