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You Can't Say That! English Usage Today

You Can't Say That! English Usage Today ISBN: 9780521140973
British English

You Can't Say That! English Usage Today

Series: - Previously Georgian Press
Author: Lerner, Laurence
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780521140973
Publication Date: 2010
Level: Native Speaker / Teacher
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Do you see yourself as a linguistic diehard or a trendy radical? Are you more afraid of being mocked for ignorance or of being laughed at for pedantry? How far should we worry about offending people by our choice of words?

In this book, the author takes the reader on an enlightening and often amusing journey. Unlike other books on English usage, which simply tell you what's right and what's wrong, You Cant Say That! discusses the issues and so puts you in a position to make your own infor....
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Laurence Lerner, retired professor, novelist and poet, surveys topics as diverse as language change, Standard English, grammar, register, euphemism, political correctness and the consequences of English becoming a world language.
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