Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language

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ABC Books, 2002 - English language - 259 pages
A collection of observations on the mysteries and intricacies of English generated from talkback calls to Kate's popular segment on Peter Clarke's evening program on 3LO.

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Burridge (linguistics, Monash Univ., Australia), the author of several earlier books on Australian English, syntactic change, euphemism, and English grammar, is also a regular commentator on language ... Read full review

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Unlike Lynne Truss, author of the bestselling Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Australian linguist Burridge sees her role regarding language as more descriptive than prescriptive. But Truss's fans may also ... Read full review

Contents

Why a Garden?
1
The Complexity of Language
8
Language Change
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Copyright

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