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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English (2011)

by Henry Hitchings

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Most of the chapters were entertaining although I did get a little bogged down in the section about punctuation. Hitchings shows a sense of humour in his writing and I did learn a few things about English that I didn't already know. I was amused to find Joseph Priestley figuring in a section about whether an Academy to police English was desirable. (He apparently thought such a thing to be unnecessary and futile.)
  hailelib | Nov 2, 2013 |
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Examines modern debates about correct language use while exploring the roles of morality, politics, and class on historical style arguments, evaluating the input of key contributors while covering topics ranging from regional accents and slang to political correctness and e-communications.… (more)

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