The Language Wars [Audiobook] download free by Henry Hitchings

The Language Wars Audiobook download free by Henry Hitchings
  • Listen audiobook: The Language Wars
  • Author: Henry Hitchings
  • Release date: 2011/4/20
  • Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON GENERAL DIVISION
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9781848542099
  • Rating: 8 of 10
  • Votes: 273
  • Review by: Ignacio Oshea
  • Review rating: 8.45 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/7
  • Duration: 5H15M57S in 256 kbps (83.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-10
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, AAC, MP3, MPEG4, WMA, FLAC (compression ZIP, JAR, TAR.7Z, BZ2, TBZ2, ARJ, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 28M41S (7.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been acrimonious, and those involved have always really been contesting values - to do with 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. Moving chronologically, the book explores the most persistent issues to do with English and unpacks the history of 'proper' usage. Where did these ideas spring from? Which of today's bugbears and annoyances are actually venerable? Who has been on the front line in the language wars?THE LANGUAGE WARS examines grammar rules, regional accents, swearing, spelling, dictionaries, political correctness, and the role of electronic media in reshaping language. It also takes a look at such niggling concerns as the split infinitive, elocution and text messaging. Peopled with intriguing characters such as Jonathan Swift, H. W. Fowler and George Orwell as well as the more disparate figures of Lewis Carroll, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lenny Bruce, THE LANGUAGE WARS is an essential volume for anyone interested in the state of the English language today or intrigued about its future.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Linguistics, Usage & Grammar Guides, Language: Reference & General, Historical & Comparative Linguistics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.90 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x197x26mm
  • Weight: 280g
  • Printed by: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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