Verbal Hygiene

Verbal Hygiene

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In this book, Cameron explores popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. She also argues that popular discourse about language values serves a function for those engaged in it.Most of the points made in a#39;Politics and the English languagea#39;, as well as some of its most striking rhetorical strategies, were ubiquitous in writing ... For example, a much quoted passage of the essay rewrites a verse of Ecclesiastes in hideously prolix modern jargon. The same technique is used in the 1939 pamphlet English in The Times, and in A.P. Herberta#39;s letter to that newspaper about the railwayanbsp;...

Title:Verbal Hygiene
Author: Deborah Cameron
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-06-28

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