By Tim William Machan
This ebook seems on the ever-present anxieties linked to language switch. targeting English from Alfred the nice to the current, Tim Machan bargains a clean standpoint at the background of language. He finds a laugh and occasionally disconcerting elements of our linguistic and social habit and means that nervousness approximately language has occasionally allowed us to prevent the problems we actually locate demanding: whilst audio system of English fear over grammar, sounds, or phrases the true resource in their anxiousness is frequently now not language in any respect yet concerns like immigration or social instability.
Drawing on an array of facts from documents, literature, heritage, polemics, and the click, in addition to centuries of laws, Tim Machan uncovers the perennial nature of matters concerning the poverty and purity of English. There hasn't ever been a time, he indicates, after we were not anxious in regards to the corruption of language and its obvious connections with academic criteria, the morality of minor, the integrity of society, and the id of our international locations. it is a attention-grabbing tale, instructed right here in consummate type, combining perception and anecdote, and studying with wit - a e-book for everybody attracted to languages and the folks who communicate them.
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