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Paul Eschholz's Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers, ISBN 9780312463168 provides a compilation of modern-day and traditional selections about the subject of language that promotes awareness of its many usages. This text challenges users to evaluate the effects of language as well as learn the art of using language more effectively in their...
Paul Eschholz's Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers, ISBN 9780312463168 provides a compilation of modern-day and traditional selections about the subject of language that promotes awareness of its many usages. This text challenges users to evaluate the effects of language as well as learn the art of using language more effectively in their own compositions. It also guides students to consider their own writing through the lens of cultural, psychological, and political issues of language, literacy, argumentation, and mass media. Paul Eschholz is a seasoned English professor and writer. Currently he serves as Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Vermont. In addition to co-authoring Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers, he has also collaborated on several best-selling texts including Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition, Subject/Strategies, and Language: Introductory Readings. This text organizes various essays and articles from various past and present day writers into 9 chapters surrounding themes of composition. Chapter 1 is entitled 'Coming to an Awareness of Language' and features writings from the likes of Malcom X, Helen Keller, and Robert MacNeil. 'Writers on Writing' is the focus on chapter 2 and spotlights writers including Donald M. Murray, William Zinsser, Patricia T. O'Conner, and Linda Flower. Chapter 3, 'Politics, Propaganda, and Doublespeak,' includes selections from George Orwell, William Lutz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Al Gore, and Sojourner Truth. Chapter 4 entitled 'Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotypes' features writers including Andrew Sullivan, Bob Herbert, Gloria Naylor, as well as Andi Zeisler. 'Everyday Conversations' are explored in chapter 5 and integrates writing selections from Daniel Seidel, Jennifer Lee, Charles McGrath, Clive Thompson, and Martha Irvine. Chapters 6 looks at the writings of 'Media and Advertising' with selections from Andrew Keen, Annalee Newitz, Bill Bryson, and Naomi Klein. Selections from writers such as Roger Rosenblatt, Irving Kristol, and Stanley Fish are featured in chapter 7, 'Language Debate: Should Learning Be Censored?' Chapter 8 takes a look at another debatable topic in within the pages of 'Language Debate: Should English Be the Law?' with writings from Robert D. King, Myriam Marquez, Barbara Mellix, and Caroline Hwang. This text concludes with chapter 9, 'Language Debate: What's All the Fuss about Natural, Organic, Local Foods?' Final selections included in this chapter come from the likes of Michael Pollan, Sarah Federman, Bonnie Leibman, and Mark Winne.
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