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Words on the Move

Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally)

Words on the Move( )
Author: McWhorter, John
ISBN:978-1-62779-473-2
Publication Date:Sep 2016
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it

Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it's the use of literally to mean "figuratively" rather than "by the letter," or the way young...
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