The Language Wars

"Exemplary...Hitchings has created a fascinating, wholly readable, and gratifyingly informative book."---Financial Times (London) The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter; often they've had more to do with morality, politics, and the values of the age than with language itself. Peopled with intriguing characters such as Jonathan Swift, Lewis Carroll, and Lenny Bruce, The Language Wars is essential reading for anyone interested in the contemporary state of the English language, its contested history, and its future. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9781250013941
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, WBD
Author(s) Henry Hitchings
Publisher Picador
Pages 408
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.72cm x 2.03cm x 20.57cm
Weight 0.51 kg
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