The Language Wars download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Hitchings

The Language Wars download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Hitchings year 2011
  • Book name: The Language Wars
  • Author: Henry Hitchings
  • Release date: 2011/2/19
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9781848542099
  • Rating: 7.54 of 10
  • Votes: 424
  • Review by: Leighton Pryor
  • Review rating: 9.78 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/16
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been acrimonious, and those involved have always really been contesting values - to do with morality, politics and class. THE LANGUAGE WARS examines the present state of the conflict, its history and its future. Above all, it uses the past as a way of illuminating the present. Moving chronologically, the book explores the most persistent issues to do with English and unpacks the history of 'proper' usage. Where did these ideas spring from? Which of today's bugbears and annoyances are actually venerable? Who has been on the front line in the language wars?THE LANGUAGE WARS examines grammar rules, regional accents, swearing, spelling, dictionaries, political correctness, and the role of electronic media in reshaping language. It also takes a look at such niggling concerns as the split infinitive, elocution and text messaging. Peopled with intriguing characters such as Jonathan Swift, H. W. Fowler and George Orwell as well as the more disparate figures of Lewis Carroll, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lenny Bruce, THE LANGUAGE WARS is an essential volume for anyone interested in the state of the English language today or intrigued about its future.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 28H4M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Linguistics, Usage & Grammar Guides, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Language: Reference & General
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.90 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x197x26mm
  • Weight: 280g
  • Printed by: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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