The Language Report

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The Language Report

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Infinitely browsable and completely up to date, The Language Report is a collection of topical and fascinating facts and observations on today's spoken and written English.
Backed by the largest language research program in the world at Oxford University Press, this new book presents an up-to-the-minute snapshot of English language today: tracking the latest new words to have entered its usage; investigating old words revived by current events in, for example, the worlds of politics and pop; and examining the most recent trends of language development.
This intriguing survey covers language issues reported by the media in recent times, including memorable quotations and sayings of the year; nicknames in the news; new venues for language, such as Internet chatrooms; and controversial developments in usage and grammar. It also analyzes English around the world, uncovering the latest words and phrases to enter our vocabulary; and explores what new words were hundreds of years ago, and how they've developed or disappeared. An ideal reference for all word lovers, this new book offers a fascinating tour of the English language today.

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Susie Dent is an editor and translator. She appears regularly on the TV game show 'Countdown', as the quiz's resident dictionary expert.

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`Review from previous edition A lively volume.' Robert McCrum, The Observer

`'the language report' 'is a breathtaking guided tour of the state of the English language in 2003' Daily Express

`The book gives a thoroughly entertaining and informative look at the way our language is constantly evolving.' Daily Express

`Dent's survey of contemporary word usage is lively' Time Out

`punchy themed chapters' The Guardian

`'Susie Dent's 'the language report' combines a journalist's eye for recent quotes, slang, and coinages with a scholar's sense of the growth of English as a global family of tongues.'' The Independent

`'the indispensible annual updates in neologisms.'' Iain Finlayson, The Times

`'erudite and hugely enjoyable lexicon'' The Spectator

`...an accessibly written account of neologisms... It provides an insight into notable events and social trends as well as language change.' The Year's Works in English Studies

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