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The Last Word: The English Language: Opinions and Prejudices
     

The Last Word: The English Language: Opinions and Prejudices

by Laurence Urdang
 

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Renowned lexicographer Laurence Urdang’s final reflections on the current state of the English language are recorded here; he died soon after completing the manuscript. All scholars, librarians, editors, students, and general readers with an interest in the English language will enjoy this fascinating account of, in Urdang’s words, “a life

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Renowned lexicographer Laurence Urdang’s final reflections on the current state of the English language are recorded here; he died soon after completing the manuscript. All scholars, librarians, editors, students, and general readers with an interest in the English language will enjoy this fascinating account of, in Urdang’s words, “a life devoted to all aspects of language.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780811713
Publisher:
KWS Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Laurence Urdang wrote or edited more than 100 books, including dictionaries, thesauruses, and books on language and its usage. He is the editor and compiler of the magisterial Random House Dictionary of the English Language (1966), and in 1974 he founded Verbatim: The Language Quarterly.

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