The Language Wars

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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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The Language Wars

The Language Wars

A History of Proper English

Hardback415pp

9780374183295     Product Code: 298220

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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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