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The State of the language

Author: Leonard Michaels; Christopher Ricks
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1980.
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Considers a wide range of topics related to contemporary language.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Michaels; Christopher Ricks
ISBN: 0520037634 9780520037632
OCLC Number: 5713243
Notes: "Published in association with the English-speaking Union, San Francisco Branch."
Description: xii, 609 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sound barriers and Gangbangsprache / Randolph Quirk --
Dictionaries and ethnic sensibilities / Robert Burchfield --
Getting it wrong / Kingsley Amis --
Ritornello / Charles Tomlinson --
The corruption of English / John Simon --
Shall and will / Julian Boyd and Zelda Boyd --
Cliches / Christopher Ricks --
Pariamentary expressions / Ian Robinson --
The possessive case / Lisel Mueller --
The unfamiliarity of familiar letters / Frances Ferguson --
The language of address / Janet Whitcut --
Names / Basil Cottle --
"How shall we sing the Lord's song upon an alien soil?: The new Episcopalian liturgy / Margaret A. Doody --
Orthography / D.J. Enright --
An education in language / Richard Rodriguez --
How do you spell Gujarati, sir? / Jane Miller --
"How are you?" "I am fine, thank you. And you?" / Maxine Hong Kingston --
White English in Blackface, or Who do I be? / Geneva Smitherman --
Black English / Monroe K. Spears --
How not to get the infidel to talk the King's Talk / Ishmael Reed --
Yiddish voices in American English / Kathryn Hellerstein --
Playing in speech / Judy Dunn --
THe language of children's literature / Karla Kuskin --
The language of sisterhood / Angela Carter --
The political vocabulary of homosexuality / Edmund White --
Body language: Imagery of the body in women's poetry / Alicia Ostriker --
Protest poem / Vernon Scannell --
As the lingo languishes / M.F.K. Fisher --
At home in the abyss: Jonestown and the language of enormity / David Reid --
Aesthetics / Felix Pollak --
The language of screenwriting / Ronald Harwood --
Dubbing / Anthony Burgess --
The language of television / Frederic Raphael --
The language of novel reviewing / Mary-Kay Wilmers --
Architect talk / Nathan Silver --
Art language / Marina Vaizey --
Outside in: Music on language / Leon Botstein --
Values in language; or, Where have goodness, truth and beauty gone? / Josephine Miles --
Fire in a wooden stove: On being aware in language / Dwight Bolinger --
The voices of business / Louis B. Lundborg --
Doctor talk / Diane Johnson --
"My client has discussed your proposal to fill the drainage ditch with his partners": Legal language / David S. Levine --
Against formalism: Chickens and rocks / Walter Ben Michaels --
The language of American presidents / J.R. Pole --
The language of politics / J. Enoch Powell --
When talk is not cheap: Psychotherapy as conversation / Robin Tolmach Lakoff --
Language, truth, and psychology / Liam Hudson --
The language of philosophy / Michael Tanner --
Machinespeak / Hugh Kenner --
Language of detective fiction: Fiction of detective language / D.A. Miller --
Succeeding in language / Leo Braudy --
Where it's art: California language / David Lodge --
More is better: Or is it? / Gavin Ewart --
The modern language of consciousness / Andre Kukla --
Prison language / Sean McConville --
"More piercing than a whistle": Notes on English sounds in Russian ears / Simon Karlinsky --
Radio talk / Denis Donoghue --
Antaeus and Hercules: Some notes on the Irish predicament / John Dillon --
Sonata Form: The Australian Magpie / Peter Porter --
Language and social change / Quentin Skinner --
Authenticity: Codes and sincerity: Formulas / Robert M. Adams --
Words / Robert Mezey --
Legible death / Leonard Michaels.
Responsibility: edited by Leonard Michaels and Christopher Ricks.

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