The Language Wars: A History of Proper English by Henry Hitchings

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November 2011, no. 336

The Language Wars: A History of Proper English by Henry Hitchings

Hodder & Stoughton, $39.99 hb, 408 pp

The Language Wars: A History of Proper English by Henry Hitchings

by
November 2011, no. 336

Henry Hitchings has written a number of well-received books on aspects of the English language, including Dr Johnson’s Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book That Defined the World (2005) and The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English (2008), which focuses on the numerous borrowings that English has made from other languages.

Bruce Moore reviews 'The Language Wars: A History of Proper English' by Henry Hitchings

The Language Wars: A History of Proper English

by Henry Hitchings

Hodder & Stoughton, $39.99 hb, 408 pp

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