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The many hues of English

Author: Mario Pei
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pei, Mario, 1901-1978.
Many hues of English.
New York, Knopf, 1967
(OCoLC)592694346
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Pei
OCLC Number: 1276328
Description: viii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The varieties of English. The two mainstreams ; The rivulets ; Your language says more than you think ; Pidgin English around the world --
The flux of English. Have we too many words? ; Changing times--changing words ; Shall we bring English up to date? ; A standard for English ; The problem of spelling reform --
Usage and the dictionary. Leave your language alone ; Chamber of horrors ; Usage and abusage ; But what of American usage? ; That dictionary ; The dictionary as a battlefront ; A loss for words --
What we do to others. G.I. English : not for export ; What we have done to one language ; But what have we done for them lately? --
A glimpse into the future. The international language and English ; One world? One language? ; The hidden politics of words ; What TV is doing to language ; English in 2067 : a forecast ; 2075 : a flight of the imagination.
Responsibility: by Mario Pei.

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