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The Resource Behind the words : the FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom, by William Mallinson

Behind the words : the FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom, by William Mallinson

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Behind the words : the FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom
Title
Behind the words
Title remainder
the FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom
Statement of responsibility
by William Mallinson
Title variation
FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Politically correct pundits have been attempting to relegate Standard English to the status of a dialect, since they have succumbed to the idea that it is connected to 'class'. This book tears up this falsehood, pointing out that it is a question of education far more than of class. And, even then, why attack class? This linguistic disease has now infected the British Civil Service, and, in turn, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, once regarded as the bastion of good, clear English. The book demonstrates, through original texts, how FCO English has deteriorated in the last thirty years, owing to a combination of the attack on Standard English, (American) globalisation, the unfettered electronification of communications, Twitter, Blairism, and even attitudes towards sex. The upshot is that, in tandem with the US-influenced invasion of clear, traditional English, has come a serious loss in Britain's independence. --Provided by publisher
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Mallinson, William
Dewey number
428
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1074.7
LC item number
.M35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Great Britain
Label
Behind the words : the FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom, by William Mallinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Drivel -- The demise of collective memory -- 1. Setting the tone -- The global world -- Expansion pains -- Steppenwolf -- The end of meaning -- 2. Once upon a time -- Plain sense -- The third room word factory -- 3, More speed, less quality, and the descent into sloppiness -- Fast food learning -- America -- Lost freedom and Bismark's prediction -- Twitting -- Diplomatic excellence -- Death of the despatch and serious thinking -- Sexual habits -- Tthe Orwellian connexion: Insincerity the enemy of clarity -- Pomposity and superfluity -- Jargon -- 4. Then and today -- Greece: Annual review for 1980 -- Greece: Annual review for 2005 -- Comment -- Greece: Annual review 2006 -- Lumpendiplomacy -- 5. The assault on standard English -- Killing class -- Class, diversity and the political correctness -- Is standard English dead? -- 6. Britain's lost freedom -- Dying memory: senile dementia -- Globalisation: Divide and rule -- Language the key -- To conclude -- Appendix A: Delaying tactics -- Appendix B: Boris Johnson's people -- Appendix C: Wild river trout
Control code
893521386
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 130 pages
Isbn
9781443865302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893521386
Label
Behind the words : the FCO, hegemonolingualism and the end of Britain's freedom, by William Mallinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Drivel -- The demise of collective memory -- 1. Setting the tone -- The global world -- Expansion pains -- Steppenwolf -- The end of meaning -- 2. Once upon a time -- Plain sense -- The third room word factory -- 3, More speed, less quality, and the descent into sloppiness -- Fast food learning -- America -- Lost freedom and Bismark's prediction -- Twitting -- Diplomatic excellence -- Death of the despatch and serious thinking -- Sexual habits -- Tthe Orwellian connexion: Insincerity the enemy of clarity -- Pomposity and superfluity -- Jargon -- 4. Then and today -- Greece: Annual review for 1980 -- Greece: Annual review for 2005 -- Comment -- Greece: Annual review 2006 -- Lumpendiplomacy -- 5. The assault on standard English -- Killing class -- Class, diversity and the political correctness -- Is standard English dead? -- 6. Britain's lost freedom -- Dying memory: senile dementia -- Globalisation: Divide and rule -- Language the key -- To conclude -- Appendix A: Delaying tactics -- Appendix B: Boris Johnson's people -- Appendix C: Wild river trout
Control code
893521386
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 130 pages
Isbn
9781443865302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893521386

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