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The language wars

a history of proper English

by Henry Hitchings

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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

  • Używanie,
  • Język angielski,
  • Stylistyka,
  • Historia

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliogr. s. 365-390. Indeks.

    StatementHenry Hitchings
    The Physical Object
    Pagination408 s.
    Number of Pages408
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27068761M
    ISBN 101848542097, 184854510X
    ISBN 109781848542099, 9781848545106

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