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The language wars : a history of proper English, Henry Hitchings

Label
The language wars : a history of proper English
Title
The language wars
Title remainder
a history of proper English
Statement of responsibility
Henry Hitchings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1974-
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Hitchings, Henry
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.H58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The language wars : a history of proper English, Henry Hitchings
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'To boldly go' -- The survival machine -- The emergence of English -- From Queen Elizabeth to John Locke -- Hitting le jackpot -- The rough magic of English spelling -- The many advantages of a good language -- 'Bishop Lowth was a fool' -- O my America, my new found land! -- The long shadow of Lindley Murray -- The pedigree of nations -- Of fish-knives and fist-fucks -- 'Our blood, our language, our institutions' -- Organizing the Victorian treasure-house -- The warden of English -- 'Speak that I may see thee' -- Talking proper -- The alphabet and the goddess -- Modern life is rubbish -- Unholy shit -- 'It's English-only here' -- The comma flaps its wings -- Flaunting the rules -- Technology says 'whatever' -- 'Conquer English to make China strong' -- What do we do with the flowing face of nature? -- Such, such are the joys -- Envoi
Control code
ocn773667515
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781250013941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The language wars : a history of proper English, Henry Hitchings
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'To boldly go' -- The survival machine -- The emergence of English -- From Queen Elizabeth to John Locke -- Hitting le jackpot -- The rough magic of English spelling -- The many advantages of a good language -- 'Bishop Lowth was a fool' -- O my America, my new found land! -- The long shadow of Lindley Murray -- The pedigree of nations -- Of fish-knives and fist-fucks -- 'Our blood, our language, our institutions' -- Organizing the Victorian treasure-house -- The warden of English -- 'Speak that I may see thee' -- Talking proper -- The alphabet and the goddess -- Modern life is rubbish -- Unholy shit -- 'It's English-only here' -- The comma flaps its wings -- Flaunting the rules -- Technology says 'whatever' -- 'Conquer English to make China strong' -- What do we do with the flowing face of nature? -- Such, such are the joys -- Envoi
Control code
ocn773667515
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781250013941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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