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Prescriptivism: Grammar Shoulds and Shouldńts

The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2016.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Anne Curzan
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
Here, investigate prescriptive grammar: the set of rules that tell us what we should and shouldn't do in formal English. Trace the history of specific grammatical rules and of academic usage guides, and note how such guides justify right" vs. "wrong." Learn about historically famous grammarians, whose opinions about usage still influence us today."
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.
Genre: Education films.

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