The Language Wars


    Reference Linguistics

    The Language Wars

    A History of Proper English

    Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2011

    Hardback 415pp

    9780374183295   Product Code: 98220

    For centuries bitter arguments have raged over the correct usage of the English language, with ideas of correctness often having more to do with morality and politics than language itself. 'But feeling outrage is not the same as being right': in a witty, combative and thought-provoking book, Hitchings presents the most persistent disputes in chronological order, asking where ideas of 'proper' English have come from and assessing their implications for our relationships, work and freedoms.

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