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The language wars

Henry Hitchings

The language wars

a history of proper English

by Henry Hitchings

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Usage,
  • Style,
  • English language,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementHenry Hitchings
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1075 .H58 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination408 p. ;
    Number of Pages408
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25202308M
    ISBN 100374183295
    ISBN 109780374183295
    LC Control Number2011010701
    OCLC/WorldCa706020989

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As author Henry Hitchings notes in the opening of "The Language Wars," those whose first language is English frequently argue and debate about how to use the language properly in both the spoken and written forms.

The English language The language wars book has a long and storied history stretching back several by:   In Language Wars, Hitchings provides many great insights about the development of standardized English, and his witty remarks and playful language make the book very enjoyable to read. This is the first book I've read about linguistics that I considered laugh-out-loud funny/5.

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Language Wars book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Language Wars is a fascinating account of the relationship between the media 4/5(1).

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. The Star Wars science fiction universe, created by George Lucas, features dialogue that is not spoken in natural lingua franca of the franchise, for which the language the words are dubbed or written stand in, is Galactic Basic.

Characters often speak languages other than Basic, notably Shyriiwook spoken by Chewbacca, droidspeak spoken by R2-D2 and BB-8, and Huttese spoken by. The Language Wars asks us to think beyond tradition, habit and deference, and to consider what we want from our words. It is a very intelligent and polite call Author: James Purdon.

The Language Wars takes the reader on a Cook's tour of complaints about English past and present in a bid to show that the obsessions of the complainers are. Scholars may argue about the degree to which language dictates culture or vice versa, no one doubts the impact a language has on specific cultures.

As Edward Sapir's found, "language [is] a symbolic guide to culture" () and "vocabulary is a very sensitive index of the culture of a people" (). 3File Size: KB. Barton Swaim reviews "The Language Wars: A History of Proper English" by Henry : Barton Swaim.

The Wars is a novel by Timothy Findley that follows Robert Ross, a nineteen-year-old Canadian who enlists in World War I after the death of his beloved older sister in an attempt to escape both his grief and the social norms of oppressive Victorian society.

Drawn into the madness of war, Ross commits "a last desperate act to declare his commitment to life in the midst of death."Author: Timothy Findley. 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/5(29). The 1st & #1 Star Wars language guide in the galaxy. #N#Novem H'chu apenkee all. It has been some time since I have worked on this site.

Hoping to work on it off and on from now on thanks to a lot of new and exciting material in The Mandalorian. In the meantime, you can always like on Facebook which is updated a little more often. In the United States, conflicts over language persist, particularly in places with large immigrant populations.

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[Henry Hitchings] -- Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage of the English language have been acrimonious, and those involved have always really contested values relating to morality, politics and. cation agencies mediated the reading wars. In the s and s, the fed-eral government turned to experts to undertake syntheses of research and to highlight areas of scientific consensus, which could form a solid foundation for improving instruction.

At the same time, advocates of whole-language. Reading Wars--The dispute over the best way to teach reading that is being carried out by advocates of the phonics and whole language approaches to teaching reading. Skinner, Harvard psychologist that through animal experiments helped develop behaviorist learning theory.

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Garner. Henry Hitchings (), the author of a recent book on language wars, described prescriptivism as in part a history of bogus rules, superstitions, half-baked logic, groaningly unhelpful lists, baffling abstract statements, false clarifications, contemptuous insiderism and educational malfeasance.".

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