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Academic Paper

Title: Writing Horrible Words: The rationale for producing yet another book on English usage
Author: Rebecca Gowers
Linguistic Field: Ling & Literature
Subject Language: English
Abstract: At the ‘English Usage (Guides) Symposium’, Cambridge 2014, I was invited to account for my revision of Plain Words (Gowers, 2014), the style guide originally written by my great-grandfather, Sir Ernest Gowers (1880–1966). And because, by the time I gave that talk (see Gowers, 2018), I was already writing my own book on the English language, intended as a sort of adjunct to Plain Words, the arguments aired at that Cambridge gathering were particularly interesting to me. That said, they also left me more daunted than ever by my own project.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 34, Issue 4, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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