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The merry vibes of Wintzer: the tale of foreign accent syndrome

Nick Miller

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter aims to illuminate what lies behind the foreign accent syndrome (FAS) label, and to speculate as to why it should arouse such interest and at the same time engender such confusion. FAS ... More


Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Are pronunciations such as cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write “Who do you trust?” rather than ... More


Language, Speech, and Sound

Wendy Webster

in Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198735762
eISBN:
9780191799747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735762.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the place of speech and language in the experiences of people arriving in Britain, and in the formation of British attitudes to them. The presence of refugees, exiles, troops, ... More


Legacies and Conclusion

Jürg R. Schwyter

in Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English left a mixed legacy, both domestically (the Home Service) and internationally (Empire Broadcasting). As late as the 1980s, the BBC remained somewhat ... More


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