When to Use Bad English

Presenter: James Harbeck
 Number of sessions: 1

Length: 1 hour
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Member price: $42
Non-Member price: $60

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Is grammatical propriety your highest priority? Do you abhor rude language? Perhaps it’s time to think different and ask what you should really give a damn about. Our job as editors is to make sure the text has the best effect on the intended audience. Sometimes that means breaking rules because the rules we’re used to aren’t the right rules for the game at hand. Let’s look at what works when and why.

As a result of attending this session, attendees will have a more fully informed pragmatic understanding of applying and breaking the rules and standards of English for best effect.

James Harbeck
James Harbeck has an MA in linguistics and 20 years of experience as an editor. He is well known for his presentations and articles on language.

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