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(Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language.pdf) Kate Burridge follows the international success of Blooming English with another entertaining excursion into the ever changing nature of the complex and captivating English language If language is a glorious garden filled with exotic hybrids as well as traditional heritage specimens then weeds will also thrive on its fertile grounds Linguistic weeds may be defined as pronunciations or constructions that are no longer used For example Burridge points out how aint or double negatives were at one time quite acceptable in everyday speaking and writing but are now classified as weeds that should no longer have a place in our vocabulary And as she so deftly accomplished in Blooming English Burridge goes on here to further celebrate our capacity to play with language and to examine the ways we use it in slang and jargon swearing speaking the unspeakable or concealing unpleasant or inconvenient facts In this new volume she gives us another fun and informative work for enjoyable browsing for discovering intriguing trivia about language history and social customs and for employing as a peerless weapon in word games Kate Burridge is the Chair of Linguistics at Monash University and a regular presenter of segments on the Australian Broadcast CompanyDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language books for multiple devices.