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The last word : the English language : opinions and prejudices

Author: Laurence Urdang
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2010.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Urdang
ISBN: 9780780811713 0780811712
OCLC Number: 587198834
Description: xxi, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Language change --
Word origins --
Meaning --
Words and expressions --
Language and culture and language --
Names --
Feminist and politically correct language --
Good English/Bad English --
Taboo, slang, informal, and colloquial language --
Bad writing, taste, and discrimination --
Spelling reform --
Controversy and dictionaries --
Computers --
Pronunciation.
Responsibility: by Laurence Urdang.

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