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In Defence of Plain English


In Defence of Plain English

The Decline and Fall of Literacy in Canada

von: Victoria Branden

6,99 €

Verlag: Dundurn
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 01.09.1992
ISBN/EAN: 9781459721067
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 200

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<p>This indispensable guide to the English language belongs beside the dictionary in every Canadian home. Written in an easy-to-understand light-hearted style, the content of the book is nevertheless serious and important. Our language is declining; illiteracy is rampant. Worse, the sloppy, incorrect use of language is perpetrated by educators, the media, politicians, and others who should be setting a good example.</p>
<p>Besides giving simple illustrations of the correct use of grammar and choice of words, the author deals with the commonest offences: language misused, mis-spelled, and misunderstood, and the appalling use of words (usually incorrect) that many people consider sophisticated or "classy."</p>
<p>Using actual quotations from essays of university students, the media, and even "good" books, the author clearly defines bad English and explains in a straightforward manner how to change it to good English. What makes this book unique is its complete lack of pretentiousness and its powerful plea for the return of plain English.</p>
<p>This indispensable guide to the English language defines bad English and how to use and write good English.</p>
<p>Victoria Branden, BA (Hon.), MA, taught English for many years. She has written numerous articles and short stories for newspapers and magazines, including <i>Saturday Night</i> and <i>Chatelaine</i>, as well as radio and TV dramas and series for the CBC. Her published books include <i>Understanding Ghosts</i> and two novels, <i>Flitterin' Judas</i> and <i>Mrs. Job</i>. She received the 1991 award as "Environmentalist of the Year" for articles on environmental issues, to which she is deeply committed.</p>

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