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DEATH SENTENCE: THE DECAY OF PUBLIC LANGUAGE
Watson, Don
Knopf
ISBN 10: 1740512065
ISBN 13: 9781740512060

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don      
ISBN: 1740512065
Alfred A. Knopf 2003  2003    8vo hardcover 198pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. A delightful critique of the abuse of our language by our key representatives. The author was a one-time speech writer for Paul Keating. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 47376
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Death Sentence; The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don, Petty.     
ISBN: 1740512065
Knopf, Sydney, 2003. First Edition  Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Petty. First Edition. VI, 202 pages, last 4 pages blank (intentionally) introduction by author, acknowledgements, bibliography. Pink coloured endpapers with Petty's iconic illustrations. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. " " Illustrated dustwrapper, with pink, white and black titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. The book is free of annotation." "In this book, part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, the author takes a blowtorch to the words -- and their users -- who kill joy, imagination and clarity. I personally find it ironic that a one-time political speechwriter now complains about the de-meanification (a nice word which I think I just made up) of the English-language. the book and dustjacket are in very good condition, there being no damage to describe ( slight crease to the top left of the front panel of the wrapper ). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Petty. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Language ; Australia; ISBN: 1740512065. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512060. Inventory No: 0278286. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0278286
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Death Sentence; The Decay of Public Language
Watson, Don, Petty.     
ISBN: 1740512065
Knopf, Sydney, 2003. Reprint  Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Petty. Reprint. 280 g.; VI, 202 pages, last 4 pages blank (intentionally) introduction by author, acknowledgements, bibliography. Pink coloured endpapers with Petty illustrations. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, with pink, white and black titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. Very minor rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and dustwrapper panels. In this book, part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, the author takes a blowtorch to the words -- and their users -- who kill joy, imagination and clarity. I personally find it ironic that a one-time political speechwriter now complains about the de-meanification (a nice word which I think I just made up) of the English-language. inscribed on the title page and signed by the author dated 18. 11. 04 Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Petty. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; reference. ISBN: 1740512065. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512060. Inventory No: 0284571. Very Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0284571
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Death Sentence: The Decay Of Public Language
Watson Don      
ISBN: 9781740512060
Knopf/Random House Milsons Point 2003 First Edition  Hard Cover 198 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: $27.11 (AUD)
Book Number: 167933
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