Verbal Hygiene

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What theorist is associated with this theory?
Deborah Cameron
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What is 'verbal hygiene'?
The acceptance of a "proper" speech style
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What year did Cameron publish her book, 'Verbal Hygiene'?
2012
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What does Cameron cover in her book?
Deborah Cameron takes a look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use.
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Define 'prescriptivism'
The practice of elevating one variety or manner of language use over another. It may imply that some forms are incorrect, improper, or illogical, or lack communicative effect, or are of low aesthetic value
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What is 'verbal hygiene'?

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The acceptance of a "proper" speech style

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Define 'prescriptivism'

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