You Can’t Say That! English Usage Today (Georgian Press) Reprint Edition by Laurence Lerner

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[238 Pages]

PUB:March 04, 2010

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Author: Lerner Laurence

Brand: Cambridge University Press

Edition: Reprint

Features:

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Package Dimensions: 14x232x358

Number Of Pages: 238

Release Date: 28-03-2011

Details: Product Description Do you see yourself as a linguistic diehard or a trendy radical? Are you more afraid of being mocked for ignorance or of being laughed at for pedantry? How far should we worry about offending people by our choice of words? In this book, the author takes the reader on an enlightening and often amusing journey. Unlike other books on English usage, which simply tell you whats right and whats wrong, You Cant Say That! discusses the issues and so puts you in a position to make your own informed decision. Laurence Lerner, retired professor, novelist and poet, surveys topics as diverse as language change, Standard English, grammar, register, euphemism, political correctness and the consequences of English becoming a world language. Book Description This book discusses the issues involved and so enables you to make your own informed decision.

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