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The State of the language / edited by Leonard Michaels and Christopher Ricks.

; Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1980] .
ISBN 9780520037632, 0520037634

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George Washington
Mt. Vernon campus stacks
PE1087 .S69 Available Request
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Other Authors Michaels, Leonard, 1933-2003.
Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
Subjects Anglais (Langue)
Anglais (langue) -- 20e siècle.
English language.
Description xii, 609 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
Notes "Published in association with the English-speaking Union, San Francisco Branch."
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Considers a wide range of topics related to contemporary language.
Contents Sound barriers and Gangbangsprache / Randolph Quirk -- Dictionaries and ethnic sensibilities / Robert Burchfield -- Getting it wrong / Kingsley Amis -- Ritornello / Charles Tomlinson -- The corruption of English / John Simon -- Shall and will / Julian Boyd and Zelda Boyd -- Cliches / Christopher Ricks -- Parliamentary expressions / Ian Robinson -- The possessive case / Lisel Mueller -- The unfamiliarity of familiar letters / Frances Ferguson -- The language of address / Janet Whitcut -- Names / Basil Cottle -- "How shall we sing the Lord's song upon an alien soil?: The new Episcopalian liturgy / Margaret A. Doody -- Orthography / D.J. Enright -- An education in language / Richard Rodriguez -- How do you spell Gujarati, sir? / Jane Miller -- "How are you?" "I am fine, thank you. And you?" / Maxine Hong Kingston -- White English in Blackface, or Who do I be? / Geneva Smitherman -- Black English / Monroe K. Spears -- How not to get the infidel to talk the King's Talk / Ishmael Reed -- Yiddish voices in American English / Kathryn Hellerstein -- Playing in speech / Judy Dunn -- THe language of children's literature / Karla Kuskin -- The language of sisterhood / Angela Carter -- The political vocabulary of homosexuality / Edmund White -- Body language: Imagery of the body in women's poetry / Alicia Ostriker -- Protest poem / Vernon Scannell -- As the lingo languishes / M.F.K. Fisher -- At home in the abyss: Jonestown and the language of enormity / David Reid -- Aesthetics / Felix Pollak -- The language of screenwriting / Ronald Harwood -- Dubbing / Anthony Burgess -- The language of television / Frederic Raphael -- The language of novel reviewing / Mary-Kay Wilmers -- Architect talk / Nathan Silver -- Art language / Marina Vaizey -- Outside in: Music on language / Leon Botstein -- Values in language; or, Where have goodness, truth and beauty gone? / Josephine Miles -- Fire in a wooden stove: On being aware in language / Dwight Bolinger -- The voices of business / Louis B. Lundborg -- Doctor talk / Diane Johnson -- "My client has discussed your proposal to fill the drainage ditch with his partners": Legal language / David S. Levine -- Against formalism: Chickens and rocks / Walter Ben Michaels -- The language of American presidents / J.R. Pole -- The language of politics / J. Enoch Powell -- When talk is not cheap: Psychotherapy as conversation / Robin Tolmach Lakoff -- Language, truth, and psychology / Liam Hudson -- The language of philosophy / Michael Tanner -- Machinespeak / Hugh Kenner -- Language of detective fiction: Fiction of detective language / D.A. Miller -- Succeeding in language / Leo Braudy -- Where it's art: California language / David Lodge -- More is better: Or is it? / Gavin Ewart -- The modern language of consciousness / Andre Kukla -- Prison language / Sean McConville -- "More piercing than a whistle": Notes on English sounds in Russian ears / Simon Karlinsky -- Radio talk / Denis Donoghue -- Antaeus and Hercules: Some notes on the Irish predicament / John Dillon -- Sonata Form: The Australian Magpie / Peter Porter -- Language and social change / Quentin Skinner -- Authenticity: Codes and sincerity: Formulas / Robert M. Adams -- Words / Robert Mezey -- Legible death / Leonard Michaels.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5713243
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