WE WHO SPEAK ENGLISH: And Our Ignorance of Our Mother Tongue by Charles Allen Lloyd

WE WHO SPEAK ENGLISH: And Our Ignorance of Our Mother Tongue

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A usuable handbook of the English language, with emphasis on the free idiom of everyday usage, rather than the artificial restrictions of dated rules. False teachings -- the history of the origin of the language -- common errors in pronunciation, grammar, spelling, etc., with specific examples of right and wrong. Prone to give details rather than generalities. Application to everyday speech. A good piece of work, which should have a double market -- a handbook, and a book on words for those interested in the subject.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1938
Publisher: Crowell