You Can't Say That! English Usage Today by Laurence Lerner
  

Synopsis

You Can't Say That! English Usage Today by Laurence Lerner

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.

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Format

Paperback
238 pages

Author

Laurence Lerner
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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication date

4th March 2010

ISBN

9780521140973


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