Lederer on Language: A Celebration of English, Good Grammar, and Wordplay

Lederer on Language: A Celebration of English, Good Grammar, and Wordplay

By: Richard Lederer (author)Paperback

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In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Richard Lederer offers readers more of the irrepressible wordplay and linguistic high jinks his fans can't get enough of, along with observations on a life in letters. From an inner-city classroom to a wordy weekend retreat, from centuries-old etymological legacies to the latest in slang, dialects, and fadspeak, these essays transport, inform, and entertain as only Lederer can. The book includes more than 30 chapters, such as A Declaration of Linguistic Independence, Our Uppity English Language, Etymological Snapshots, and Jest for the Pun of It.

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About Author

Richard Lederer is a humorist whose syndicated column, Looking at Language, appears in newspapers across the country. He is the author of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and A Man of My Words. He lives in San Diego.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781936863136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781936863136
  • weight: 194
  • ISBN10: 1936863138

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