BOOK REVIEW: Making Sense of "Bad English": An introduction to language attitudes and ideologies

Document Type : Book Review


Urmia University, Iran


Making Sense of "Bad English" tries to convey the idea that since language is dynamic, “Good English” or “Bad English” is something relative and subject to changes in accordance with social changes and the speakers in the community. Elizabeth Peterson provides a form of scientific-linguistic tool for language users for a fair judgement of English language varieties before labelling them bad.