Library Journal on YOU ARE WHAT YOU SPEAK

"In the parade of books offering guidance on writing, journalist Greene (international correspondent, the Economist) marches against the traffic. He tackles touchy questions, ultimately asking ‘Who has the most power to shape language, namely the linguist, politician, celebrity, teacher or parent?’ Drawing on his own training in politics, sociology, and nine languages, Greene presents abundant examples of ‘language police’ efforts, consistently demonstrating political and economic motivations. He packages all of this into eight chapters of accessible prose, complete with notes sections… VERDICT This is a detailed read, recommended for serious language students"

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