Example sentences for: jespersen

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  • A chronological structure would have directly juxtaposed Jespersen with Woolf and then enabled the reader to find a way through the developments in the debate, giving a more coherent picture of the broadening issues.

  • The Feminist Critique of Language brings together a wide range of views and approaches to its subject, ranging from the conservative linguist Otto Jespersen and the author Virginia Woolf writing in the 1920s to contemporary critics.

  • Jespersen may have overstated the case, but there is no doubt that whereas no Hispanic male would hesitate to call a little pig a chanchito , few American men would care to be heard calling one a piglet .

  • Unfortunately, there has not been a good (bookwriting) linguist who was also a good writer of expository prose since Otto Jespersen, the Santayana of linguistics, and he died in 1943.

  • Most investigators, feminist and nonfeminist alike, agree that women's vernacular differs from men's: Jespersen listed adjectives favored by women, noted women's use of “little” intensifiers.


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