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English Language & Linguistics
Does Your English Let You Down?
This advertisement appeared regularly in national newspapers.
Read it and consider its implicit assumptions about the notion of correctness in English. what does it say about the power of language in our daily lives?
Then answer the four questions following the article.
Consider the first four examples, in paragraphs 1 and 2
Give some examples of common "mispronunciations".
How important is spelling in
4. What aspects of dominance and authority are being expressed in this advertisement?
5. Write an entry for your sixth form curriculum booklet to advertise the A level Language course by emphasising the benefits of a knowledge of linguistic principles in students' social and working lives.