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Title: Fanboys and Overdogs
Subtitle: The Language Report
Written By: Susie Dent

"Fanboys and Overdogs" is a collection of some of the most intriguing facts
and observations on the English language in recent years. In her eminently
readable exploration of the changing face of English, Susie Dent takes the
reader on a journey through the most exotic and dynamic areas of the
language. From histories of words to the word on the street, this
completely new volume
explores how language is changing, and gives a 'Word a Year' list for 1905
to 2005.

The book covers new words, and the language of technology, politics, TV,
and the media. Other topics covered include foreign words and phrases, word
play, word histories, dialect, spelling, and current controversies of
grammar and usage.

A brand-new design brings the language to life on the page, and makes the
book a pleasure to read. "Fanboys and Overdogs" is based on the ongoing
research at Oxford Dictionaries, home of the Oxford English Dictionary and
the largest language research program in the world. Oxford collects and
analyses literally hundreds of millions of words of real language and the
findings are presented here, many of them for the first time.

Compellingly informative and readable "Fanboys and Overdogs" has something
for everyone interested in the English language.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780192806765
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 175
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95