Weeds in the Garden of Words by Kate Burridge
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Weeds in the Garden of Words
By Kate Burridge

Weeds in the Garden of Words

Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language

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Weeds in the Garden of Words by Kate Burridge

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If the English language is a glorious garden, filled with exotic hybrids and the continuing tradition of heritage specimens, then it is no surprise that we will also find some weeds. Linguistic weeds may have pronunciations we don't want or constructions that are out of place. We may be trying to hold on to words and usage we should perhaps have said farewell to. But as all gardeners know, what one gardener calls a 'weed', another may call a 'flower'. The same goes for words and their usage in English - sometimes we just haven't realized their virtues. Kate Burridge follows the international success of her book Blooming English with another entertaining excursion into the ever-changing nature of our complex and captivating language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521853132
ISBN-10: 0521853133
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kate Burridge

Kate Burridge is Professor of Linguistics at Monash University. She is well known for her broadcasts on ABC Radio's Soundback.

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