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The Fight for English


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1: Beginnings 2: Complications 3: Variations 4 S4: Standards 5 R5: Reformers 6: Borrowings 7: Courtiers 8: Rustics 9: Authors 10: Censurers 11: Protectors 12: Chaos 13: Authorities 14: Change 15: Grammar 16: Appropriateness 17: Incorrectness 18: Perspicuity 19: Clarity 20: Punctuation 21: Antecedents 22: Consequences 23: Context 24: Spelling 25: Elocution 26: Pronunciation 27: Institutions 28: Education 29: Climates 30: Future

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David Crystal is the foremost writer and lecturer on the English language, with a world-wide reputation and over 100 books to his name. He is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and has been awarded an OBE for services to the English Language.


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