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The State of the language

Author: Christopher Ricks; Leonard Michaels
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some titles of essays in the book: Whose English? by Sidney Greenbaum -- Look, Ma, I'm Talking by Sandra Gilbert -- Fighting Talk by Marina Warner -- No Opera Please-We're British by Michael Bawtree -- Changing What We Sing by Margaret Doody -- On Not Being Milton: Nigger Talk in England today by David Dabydeen -- Talking Black by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Subway Graffiti by Walter J. Ong -- Doublespeak by William  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ricks; Leonard Michaels
ISBN: 0520059069 9780520059061 9780520060128 0520060121
OCLC Number: 19554164
Notes: "Published in association with the English-Speaking Union, San Francisco Branch."
"A Centennial book"--Page [iii].
Description: xv, 531 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Censorship / Fiona Pitt-Kethley --
Violent acts and prurient thoughts / Liz Hasse --
Dirty words / Lisa Nemrow --It's a myth, innit? : politeness and the English tag question / John Algeo --
Yours / Keith Thomas --
Further thoughts : they can't even say it properly now / Kingsley Amis --
Word making and mistaking / Christopher Ricks --
What the usage panel thinks / Geoffrey Nunberg --
Further thoughts : grammar and syntax / J. Enoch Powell --
From Wordstruck / Robert MacNeil --
Hard characters / Elizabeth Rees --
The Federation of English / E.S.C. Weiner --
The what of the language? / Sylvia Adamson.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Ricks and Leonard Michaels.
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Some titles of essays in the book: Whose English? by Sidney Greenbaum -- Look, Ma, I'm Talking by Sandra Gilbert -- Fighting Talk by Marina Warner -- No Opera Please-We're British by Michael Bawtree -- Changing What We Sing by Margaret Doody -- On Not Being Milton: Nigger Talk in England today by David Dabydeen -- Talking Black by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Subway Graffiti by Walter J. Ong -- Doublespeak by William Lutz -- It's a Myth, Innit? Politeness and the English Tag Question by John Algeo.

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