BAAL Book Prize Winner 1996
In this award winning book Deborah Cameron takes a serious look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. Instead of dismissing the practice of 'verbal hygiene', as a misguided and pernicious exercise, however, she argues that popular discourse about language values; good and bad, right and wrong, serves an important function for those engaged in it.
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Review: Verbal HygieneUser Review - Ron - Goodreads
Linguists, most of them scholars and academics, tend to accept that language is in a continuing state of evolution and change. They consider this the natural state of language, and that any attempt to ... Read full review
Review: Verbal HygieneUser Review - Sean - Goodreads
One of my favourite books of all time. I just finished re-reading it. Cameron explores human efforts to manage and alter both our spoken and written language. From the development of style guides, to ... Read full review