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You Can't Say That! English Usage Today

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ISBN-10: 0521140978

ISBN-13: 9780521140973

Edition: 2010

Authors: Laurence Lerner

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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 what's right and what's wrong, You Can't 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…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English