Language Wars (Hardcover)
A History of Proper English
John Murray Publishers, 9781848542082
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
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The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values--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.
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