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The Language Report: The Ultimate Record of What We're Saying and How We're Saying It

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Infinitely browsable and completely up to date, The Language Report is a collection of topical and fascinating facts and observations on today's spoken and written English.
Backed by the largest language research program in the world at Oxford University Press, this new book presents an up-to-the-minute snapshot of English language today: tracking the latest new words to h
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Hardcover, 151 pages
Published December 18th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 1st 2003)
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Cameron
Jan 19, 2009 Cameron rated it liked it
Shelves: lit-crit, reference
I find it fascinating to see the shifts and alterations that English has taken over the years. Dent's 2003 report includes a whole slew of examinations of the ways in which language changes, some that are fairly straightforward and others that are surprising, and yet others that are downright discouraging. It was also interesting since it is written from a British perspective (including a chapter on the peculiarly untransfered Rhyming Slang for which I have no context and am completely baffled i ...more
Harvey
Jun 24, 2013 Harvey rated it it was amazing
- from the jacket: "The Language Report is the front-line account of what we're saying and how we're saying it. From street lang to rhyming slang; from sporting language to cyber-speak; from text talk to the language of war, it's an enlightening collection of intriguing facts and observations compiled from the evidence of the world's largest language monitoring programme, at Oxford University Press."
Brynne
Jun 25, 2007 Brynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to correct other people
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is about the misuse of the English language.
Stacey
Jan 05, 2010 Stacey rated it it was ok
Very, very British. But it was $1, and entertaining while I was laid up in bed.
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